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RedTail Mountain , TN

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:41AM

Generally Dry, Warm

It is with great remorse that I must include the ever-so-slight chance of an afternoon shower today. That's the only blemish on otherwise perfect weather for the next seven days. High temperatures will run 6-8 degrees above averages--summer weather in spite of Fall beginning at 4:02 PM. Enjoy!

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Hi: 84 Lo: 56

Partly cloudy after early patchy fog; Warm for the start of Fall; A renegade afternoon shower possible; Light wind

Hi: 85 Lo: 54

Mostly clear; Pleasant; Light East wind

Hi: 83 Lo: 53

Mostly sunny; Pleasant; Light East wind

Hi: 83 Lo: 56

Few clouds; Very nice

Hi: 84 Lo: 56

Mostly clear; More of the same

Further Out

Wednesday - Lots of sun; Continued somewhat warmer than average; High in the mid 80s; Low in the upper 50s
Thursday - More PM clouds; Not as warm; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

Average high temperatures for today are in the lower 70s in valleys and lower 60s on mountaintops. We'll better those numbers today through Wednesday by 6-8 degrees. It's more like July than September, but we'll take it. Enjoy beautiful a glorious weekend and next week.

The only issues are around the edges of the forecast. This afternoon, we have a barely-worth-mentioning chance of a stray shower. Then late next week a dry front moves through, but will it be in time to affect high temperatures Thursday? Dunno yet; so, I split the difference with the forecast highs. By next weekend, we end this summer regime and the weather will agree with the calendar.

Tropical systems... Jose is no longer (technically) a tropical storm, but it maintains tropical storm force winds. It will gradually spin down southeast of Cape Cod. Maria did catastrophic damage to Puerto Rico earlier this week. It's a Category 3 storm located just east of the Bahamas. Maria is moving NNW and will be east of Cape Hatteras Wednesday. It will stall for a day or so but then be booted northeast Thursday by the approaching front.


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