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

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 271908 AFDMRX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Morristown TN 308 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016 .SHORT TERM...
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(Tonight and tomorrow)... Ongoing showers will continue to spread northward into the Valley through the afternoon...but with the loss of daytime heating...they are expected to dissipate. Some areas that see rain could see some fog develop...and will mention patchy fog for the Knoxville area. This summer-like pattern will continue tomorrow...with diurnal showers and thunderstorms favoring terrain areas and a northward drift into the Valley...and highs in the mid to upper 80s. .LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Friday)... Warm and humid conditions will prevail the remainder of the holiday weekend. High pressure ridge along the atlantic coast begins to break down saturday night and sunday. A tropical or semitropical low will move into the Carolinas and move north. To the west over the appalachians weak high pressure dominates. Moist southerly flow will bring isolated to scattered afternoon and early evening showers and thunderstorms sunday and monday. The best chances will be over the mountains and northeast valley. Wednesday and thursday rain chances increase again as southerly flow increases and a weak front approaches. This front is forecast to move into the mountains thursday and become nearly stationary along the mountains friday. Showers and storms will become likely in the mountains late thursday and friday. Temperatures will be warm through the period...mostly mid 80s to lower 90s days and 60s at night with slightly cooler temperatures friday...especially in the mountains.
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&& .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
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Chattanooga Airport, TN 65 89 65 89 / 20 20 10 20 Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport, TN 64 86 65 85 / 20 20 10 20 Oak Ridge, TN 64 86 65 86 / 20 20 10 30 Tri Cities Airport, TN 62 84 60 83 / 20 20 10 40
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&& .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...None. TN...None. VA...None. && $$ DGS/TD

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