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

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 251402 AAA AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 1002 AM EDT MON AUG 25 2014 .DISCUSSION... A BROAD UPPER-LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD INTO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY TODAY...AND BECOME THE DOMINANT WEATHER FEATURE ACROSS THE AREA FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. HOWEVER FOR TODAY...MOISTURE STILL PRESENT UNDERNEATH THIS RIDGE HAS RESULTED IN SCATTERED TO LOCALLY DENSE CLOUD COVER THIS MORNING /ALONG WITH A COUPLE OF ROGUE SHOWERS OVER THE PLATEAU/. AS DRY AIR BEGINS TO WORK ITS WAY INTO THE REGION...THIS CLOUD COVER WILL GRADUALLY BREAK UP AND SHIFT OFF TO THE WEST...RESULTING IN A MOSTLY TO PARTLY SUNNY DAY ACROSS THE REGION. GIVEN THE STRONGER CAP DEVELOPING ALOFT...AM NOT EXPECTING MUCH IN THE WAY OF CONVECTION THIS AFTERNOON. BUT...THE HRRR IN PARTICULAR DOES HINT AT SOME ISOLATED SHOWERS/STORMS DEVELOPING AFTER 18Z ALONG THE PLATEAU... SO HAVE ADDED A SOME LOW-END MENTIONABLE POPS IN THIS AREA THIS AFTERNOON. HIGHS WILL BE SLIGHTLY COOLER TODAY WITH THE CLOUD COVER...BUT WILL STILL REACH THE MID TO UPPER 80S TODAY. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 88 67 91 66 / 20 0 0 10 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 87 65 88 64 / 10 0 0 10 OAK RIDGE, TN 87 66 89 64 / 10 0 0 10 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 86 56 86 61 / 10 0 10 10 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...NONE. VA...NONE. && $$ AMP

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