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

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 220017 AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 817 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2015 .DISCUSSION... SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WAS CENTERED OVER WEST TENNESSEE/EASTERN ARKANSAS. A THIGH PRESSURE GRADIENT WAS NOTED ALONG THE TN/NC BORDER WHERE WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS RANGED FROM 5 TO 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN THE MOUNTAINS. REGIONAL RADAR VIEW SHOWS LIGHT RAINFALL WAS TRANSLATING ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. LOOK FOR RAINFALL AMOUNTS TO BE LESS THAN FIVE HUNDREDTHS. PATCHY FOG WAS ALSO NOTED OVER SW VA AS WELL. CLOUDS BLANKETING THE REGION WILL GRADUALLY DISSIPATE FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST OVERNIGHT. THE WINDS WILL ALSO SUBSIDE AFTER MIDNIGHT. CLOUDS WILL REMAIN OVER SW VA AND POINTS NE OF TRICITIES UNTIL MID MORNING FRIDAY. WILL TWEAK FORECAST TO BETTER REFLECT CURRENT TRENDS. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 50 76 55 80 / 10 0 0 0 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 48 74 53 79 / 10 0 0 0 OAK RIDGE, TN 47 75 53 79 / 10 0 0 0 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 45 72 47 77 / 10 10 0 0 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...NONE. VA...NONE. && $$ AC

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