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

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 031338 AAB AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 938 AM EDT THU SEP 3 2015 .DISCUSSION... A VERY WEAK SHORTWAVE TROUGH IS SCOOTING THE REGION THIS MORNING...BRINGING SOME DENSER PATCHES OF HIGH CLOUDS TO MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN VALLEY. THESE CLOUDS WILL GRADUALLY PUSH EAST BY THE AFTERNOON...BUT AT LEAST SOME PARTIAL CLOUDINESS WILL PERSIST THROUGHOUT THE DAY OVER THESE AREAS. SOME MAINLY DIURNALLY DRIVEN CONVECTION IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AS WELL...MAINLY FAVORING THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE EAST TENNESSEE AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS...AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST TENNESSEE. MOST LOCATIONS WILL REMAIN DRY HOWEVER DUE TO THE ISOLATED TO SCATTERED NATURE OF THIS ACTIVITY. THE BROAD SURFACE HIGH STILL IN PLACE WILL ALSO HELP TO PROMOTE AT LEAST PARTIAL SUNNY CONDITIONS OVER THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON...ALLOWING HIGHS TO REACH THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S ONCE AGAIN. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 91 71 92 70 / 20 10 10 10 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 90 70 90 68 / 10 10 10 10 OAK RIDGE, TN 90 69 90 69 / 10 10 10 10 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 88 64 89 64 / 20 10 20 10 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...NONE. VA...NONE. && $$ AMP

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