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

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 010702 AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 302 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015 .SHORT TERM (TODAY AND TONIGHT)... HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER MO THIS MORNING WILL DRIFT EAST INTO THE OHIO VALLEY REGION TODAY...AND CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A NORTHERLY FLOW OF DRY AIR THAT WILL MAKE FOR COMFORTABLE HUMIDITY LEVELS. PLENTY OF DRY AIR THROUGH THE COLUMN WILL MEAN FULL SUN HIGHS WILL BE REACHED...IN THE MID 80S TO LOWER 90S. SEASONABLY COOL LOWS CAN BE EXPECTED AGAIN TONIGHT WITH CALM WINDS AND CLEAR SKIES...DROPPING INTO THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. .LONG TERM (TOMORROW THROUGH FRIDAY)... DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE AS WE START OFF THE WEEKEND. VERY LITTLE ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE WILL BE PRESENT ACROSS THE AREA FOR MUCH OF THE LONG TERM FORECAST LEADING TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. TEMPS WILL STAY A BIT ABOVE CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL VALUES AS RIDGING REMAINS RELATIVELY SUPPRESSED AND STAYS OFF TO OUR WEST. HOTTEST DAY WILL LIKELY BE TUESDAY AS THE RIDGE MOVES CLOSER TO US BEFORE INCREASED CLOUD COVERAGE AND RAIN CHANCES MOVE IN. SHORTWAVE ENERGY MOVES ACROSS THE AREA WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. RAIN CHANCES INCREASE ON WEDNESDAY, BUT MODELS START TO DIVERGE WITH WHAT TO DO AS FAR AS ENDING TIME FOR PRECIPITATION. WILL CONTINUE MENTION OF SLIGHT CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK AND WAIT FOR BETTER MODEL AGREEMENT BEFORE HIGHLIGHTING BEST TIME FRAME FOR PRECIPITATION. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 92 64 93 66 / 0 0 0 0 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 89 63 89 64 / 0 0 0 10 OAK RIDGE, TN 89 62 89 64 / 0 0 0 0 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 87 59 86 58 / 0 0 10 10 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...NONE. VA...NONE. && $$ DGS/ABM

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