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

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 301436 AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 1036 AM EDT SAT APR 30 2016 .DISCUSSION...
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SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS WERE MOVING ACROSS THE PLATEAU AND PARTS OF SW VA THIS MORNING. FARTHER WEST A FEW POCKETS OF THUNDERSTORMS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS MIDDLE TN. THICK CLOUDS WERE NOTED ACROSS THE REGION. THE UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT WAS LOCATED GENERALLY ALONG THE MS RIVER AND A WARM FRONT WAS DRAPED OVER N GA AND N AL. THE WARM FRONT WILL BEGIN MOVING NORTHWARD THIS AFTERNOON. SHORT-RANGE MODELS INDICATE THE FIRST WAVE OF THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING BETWEEN NOON AND 2PM ET WITH A SECOND WAVE MOVING ACROSS THE AREA BETWEEN 8PM AND MIDNIGHT ET. WITH THICKER CLOUD COVER...MAX TEMPS MAY BE A COUPLE OF DEGREES COOLER THAN FORECAST. ADJUSTED SLIGHTLY LOWER AS WELL AS TWEAKED A FEW SKY GRIDS. WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL/DEVELOPMENT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.
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&& .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
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CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 81 63 80 63 / 60 70 60 40 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 79 63 81 63 / 60 70 60 50 OAK RIDGE, TN 78 63 81 62 / 60 80 60 50 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 78 60 79 58 / 60 70 70 60
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&& .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...NONE. VA...NONE. && $$ AC

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