My Forecast For Today ( February 1 )
ALERT For A Period Of Dense Fog Formation During Monday Afternoon-Evening For Mid-Upper Elevations Along & North Of The High Knob Massif & Tennessee Valley Divide On Upsloping Northerly Winds
Overnight Into Monday Morning
Increasing low-mid clouds. A chance of light rain-showers by morning. Winds SSW-SW 10-20 mph, with higher gusts, along middle elevation ridges & plateaus below 2700 feet. SSW-SW winds 15-25 mph, with higher gusts, along upper elevation mountain ridges. Temperatures widespread in the 40s to low-mid 50s ( mildest temps on exposed middle elevation ridges-plateaus of the thermal belt ). Wind chill in the 30s & 40s ( coldest at the highest elevations ).
Rain & showers. A chance of thunder. SW winds shifting NNW-NNE and decreasing to 5-10 mph, with higher gusts along ridges. Turning cooler. Cloud bases dropping with potential for dense fog formation from elevations of Wise upward ( along and north of High Knob Massif ). Patchy fog possible at lower elevations. Temps dropping to the lower-middle 40s ( a little milder south, lee of mountains, into Clinch, Powell, Holston river valleys toward the Tri-Cities ).
Tonight Into Tuesday Morning
Chance of light rain or drizzle. Chance of dense evening fog along middle-upper elevation ridges-plateaus giving way to patchy fog at lower-middle elevations as winds shift from northerly to SE-SSW at 5-15 mph. Temperatures nearly steady in the 40s ( or slowly rising into morning on mid elevation ridges & plateaus ).
*Strong winds and showers-thunderstorms will be likely from late Tuesday into Wednesday. A line of strong-severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall will need to be closely watched as it approaches the mountains from the west. Strong rises on creeks will also be possible. Stay tuned for updates on this major storm system.