Mountain Area Forecast ( May 1-3 )
ALERT For Strong SSW-W Winds Through Monday
The Storm Prediction Center Has Issued A Risk For Severe Thunderstorm Development Monday
*An Enhanced Risk for Severe Thunderstorm Development will exist East to Northeast of the Cumberland Mountains, with the potential for upscale growth into a damaging squall line in locations along and east of the Blue Ridge.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio and your favorite media sources for any possible watches or warnings that may be issued during Monday.
Overnight Into Monday Morning
Mostly cloudy. Windy & mild with a chance of showers. SSE-SSW winds 5-15 mph, with higher gusts, on mountain ridges-plateaus below 2700 feet. Winds S-SW 10-20 mph, with higher gusts, on mountain ridges above 2700 feet. Temperatures widespread in the 60s.
Monday Morning Through Monday Afternoon
Showers & thunderstorms becoming likely. Some storms could be strong to locally severe. Windy. SW to W winds at 15-25 mph, with higher gusts ( to 40+ mph ). Temperatures varying from low-mid 60s in upper elevations to the lower-middle 70s. Period of low clouds ( dense fog ) at the highest elevations.
Monday Night Into Tuesday Morning
Partly-mostly cloudy skies giving way to mostly clear conditions by morning. Windy. SW-W winds 10-20 mph, with higher gusts, along mid-upper elevation mountain ridges and plateaus. Temperatures varying from low 40s upper elevations to the upper 40s to lower 50 degrees.
Partly to mostly sunny ( blue ) skies. Cooler & windy. WSW to W winds 10-20 mph, with higher gusts. Temperatures varying from 50s in upper elevation to 60s to around 70 degrees at lower-middle elevations.
Tuesday Night Into Wednesday Morning
Mostly clear & chilly. Winds shifting NW at 5-15 mph and decreasing toward morning on all but the highest mountain ridges. Temperatures varying from 30s in upper elevations, and the coldest valleys, to the 40s. Areas of river valley fog.