Nice all weekend

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Summer has arrived with the splash-and-dash types of afternoon storms we've come to expect. After a snowy Winter and cool Spring, Summer has taken on a classic feel. That pattern should continue next week with the heat of the day interrupted by thunderstorms.

The weekend forecast looks perfect with more sun than isolated showers. If we see anything pop up, it will likely be in the mountains near Gatlinburg, and north of Crossville. In Knoxville, look for 88 Saturday and 87 Sunday. Monday has a better chance for scattered storms.

Some fun facts about the Summer Solstice. We know it's the longest day of the year, but did you know that it is also the longest twilight. In the Winter, it gets dark about 15 minutes after sunset. This weekend, it will stay light on the horizon for about an hour after sunset.

And, we feel for our neighbors in the southern Hemisphere...they've just started Winter !!, have a great weekend !

Scott Blalock

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