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

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FXUS64 KMRX 241856
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Morristown TN
256 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.Short Term (Tonight and Wednesday)...
High pressure is building in to the region, producing warmer
temperatures. However, low level moisture is also increasing, and
this humidity will interact with the heat to produce daily chances
of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms for Wednesday.

.Long Term (Wednesday Night through Tuesday)...
This period is highly dependent on strength of the upper ridge.
Given the time of year and low level moisture a few afternoon
showers and thunderstorms lingering into the evening hours seems
plausible, albeit low chances. None of the thunderstorms that
develop are expected to be severe. Confidence is low to moderate
for increasing rain chances Sunday into Monday as GFS still hinting
at some tropical moisture moving westward from the coastal
Carolinas. This would leave the forecast area in a weak trough
through next Tuesday providing additional chances of rain.
Temperatures will remain above seasonal normals throughout the
period.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Chattanooga Airport, TN             63  89  65  88 /  10  10  10  20
Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport, TN  59  86  63  86 /  10  10  10  20
Oak Ridge, TN                       60  85  63  87 /  10  10  20  20
Tri Cities Airport, TN              52  81  60  85 /   0  10  10  20

&&

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

$$

GC/AC


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