(WYMT) - Showers and storms will continue into the evening hours. A few could be on the strong to severe side as well.
Tonight and Friday
The Storm Prediction Center still has most of our area under a marginal risk (1 out of 5) for severe weather. Counties along I-64 are under a slight risk (2 out of 5) for severe weather. A few of those storms could be on the strong to severe side this evening. The main threats will be damaging winds and heavy rain. As we head into the overnight hours we'll start to dry out but we'll hang onto those mostly cloudy skies. Lows will drop into the upper 60s.
Friday we'll hang onto those mostly cloudy skies for the morning hours as that front continues to push through the mountains. Sunshine will return by the afternoon hours with highs in the mid to upper 80s. We'll be mostly clear throughout the overnight hours with lows dropping into the upper 60s.
This weekend will feature more sunshine and a stray chance for a few showers. Those showers look to remain south near the Tennessee border with highs in the mid to upper 80s. We will continue to see those muggy conditions as well this weekend.
I think the best chance for rain will be Sunday but both days do look mostly dry. Keep the WYMT Weather App handy if you are out on the lake or by the pool this weekend. Make sure to wear your sunscreen as well!
There is some uncertainty as we head into the new work week.
We are keeping a close eye on the tropical disturbance down in the gulf. This could impact sometime during the work week bringing more cloud cover and rain.
For now, we only have scattered chances throughout the work week with highs in the mid to upper 80s with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70.
This forecast could change a lot depending on that tropical disturbance. We'll continue to keep you updated.
WYMT Chief Meteorologist