Today: Partly sunny, breezy and warm. Widely scattered thundershowers. Highs 80-86. Southwest wind 5-20 mph.
Tonight: A few scattered showers. Lows 62-67. West wind 10 mph or less.
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. Breezy at times. Highs 78-85. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
Sunday Night: A few lingering showers or storms early. Lows 62-67. Winds light SW.
Monday: A few PM showers or storms. Partly cloudy. Highs 82-87.
Typical summer weather will continue into the weekend with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. Rain chances will be around 30-40% on Saturday and increase again Sunday. The greater coverage of showers/thunder will occur during the afternoon and evening. A few strong storms are possible again each day, with the main threat being gusty winds in a downburst from a thunderstorm.
A weak cold front will pass through the southern Appalachian region early next week. This weather system will bring in somewhat less humid air into the Tri-Cities -- which will allow for lower rain chances to enter the forecast. Much of next week looks very warm with tolerable humidity levels. We crank up the heat toward the middle to end of next week- with highs approaching 90 again.
The average high for this time of year is near 84 and the average low is around 62.
- Meteorologist Ricky Matthews
Today's Record Temperatures