Mountain Area Forecast ( Jun 30-July 2 )
The Storm Prediction Center Has Issued A Marginal Risk Of Severe Thunderstorm Development Saturday
Friday Morning Through Friday Afternoon
Predawn rain showers and rain developing ( especially along and southeast of the High Knob Massif & Tennessee Valley Divide. Dense fog at highest elevations. Then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Local downpours. SSW-SW winds 5 to 15 mph, with higher gusts. Temperatures varying from 60s to low 70s in upper elevations to the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Friday Night Into Saturday Morning
Chance of hit-miss showers or thunderstorms. Partly to mostly cloudy. Areas of fog. SSW-WSW winds 5-15 mph, with higher gusts, on mid-upper elevation mountain ridges and plateaus. Mild with temperature widespread in the 60s ( upper 50s to lower 60s in cooler locations ).
A chance of showers & downpours in thunderstorms. Some storms could be locally strong-severe. SW winds 5-15 mph, with higher gusts. Temperatures varying from upper 60s to lower 70s at highest elevations to the upper 70s to low 80s. Areas of dense fog ( orographic clouds ) at upper elevations.
Saturday Night Into Sunday Morning
A chance of showers & thunderstorms. Winds shifting to WNW-NW at 5-10 mph, with higher gusts. Areas of fog, especially at high elevations. Temperatures dropping into the upper 50s to middle 60s ( coolest highest elevations ).
Intervals of showers & downpours in thunderstorms are expected through most of next week in advance of a stronger cold front that could again introduce much cooler air by the second week of July. Many dry hours are expected between active weather. Stay tuned for later updates on this future weather pattern.