Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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FXUS64 KMRX 231350
AFDMRX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
950 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENT SURFACE ANALYSIS SHOWS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE
NORTHEAST COAST...WITH HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE GREAT LAKES
REGION EXTENDING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE TN RIVER VALLEY. SATELLITE
IMAGERY REVEALS AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF CLOUDS OVER SOUTHWEST VA AND
NORTHEAST TN THIS MORNING...WHICH WERE TRAPPED UNDER A STRONG MID
LEVEL INVERSION. MODEL SOUNDINGS INDICATE THAT THIS INVERSION WILL
LINGER THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS...BUT DRIER AIR IS EXPECTED TO
GRADUALLY ADVECT INTO THE REGION. THUS...EXPECT THESE CLOUDS TO
SLOWLY ERODE THIS AFTERNOON...BUT WILL BE MORE PESSIMISTIC WITH
CLOUD COVER WORDING IN THE FORECAST.

OVERALL...HAVE ALREADY UPDATED THE FORECAST THIS MORNING TO REMOVE
THE FROST ADVISORY AND TO MENTION DECREASING CLOUDINESS OVER
SOUTHWEST VA AND NORTHEAST TN.
&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN             68  43  71  45 /   0   0   0   0
KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN  66  41  67  43 /   0   0   0   0
OAK RIDGE, TN                       66  41  67  43 /   0   0   0   0
TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN              61  35  66  37 /   0   0   0   0
&&

.MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NC...NONE.
TN...NONE.
VA...NONE.
&&

$$

DMG



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