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RedTail Mountain , TN

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 6:46PM

Wet Weather Ahead

Tonight, expect showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm. It's the beginning of a prolonged unsettled weather pattern that persists through the upcoming week. Pretty much everyday will have good coverage of showers and thundershowers, especially Tuesday and Wednesday. On the bright side, temperatures are kept in check thanks to all the rain and clouds.


Hi: 85 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy; Scattered evening and nighttime showers and storms; Light West wind

Hi: 82 Lo: 64

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers; SW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 81 Lo: 64

Cloudy; Scattered PM showers and t-showers; Light SE wind

Hi: 82 Lo: 64

Cloudy; Showers and t-showers

Hi: 83 Lo: 64

Cloudy; Showers and t-showers

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers and t-showers; High in the mid 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Friday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers and t-showers; High in the mid 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

The weather pattern beginning today through most of next week is dominated by a sprawling upper level disturbance that dips into the Ohio Valley and southern Appalachians. This feature gets sandwiched between an upper ridge of high pressure over the American Southwest and the Bermuda High in the Atlantic. Copious amounts of moisture are drawn northward from the Gulf and Atlantic resulting in plenty of rain. It will take a equally powerful front as this to escort this feature out and that won't occur until next weekend. Bottom Line: That's a lot of words to say it's going to be very wet over the next six days.

In terms of the weekend it's not a complete washout, but it continues this evening with a few showers and storms that look to roll in from the northwest.

Tuesday and Wednesday look to be the wettest days. Rainfall totals over the next seven days will likely be in the 2"-5" range with isolated higher amounts.


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