It's a warm, humid Thursday. Wind speeds are increasing today, ahead of a front that will drive in rain and storms tonight.
Today, we're topping out around 78 degrees. Isolated showers and storms can pop-up, before the main batches of storms move through.
LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT - The line of storms that moves through tonight into Friday early morning, could include some strong to severe storms, with damaging winds and some hail potential. Flash flooding is also possible.
Wind speeds will increase in the mountains. A Wind Advisory in place for the Smokies from 5 PM Thursday to 8 AM Friday, with gusts up to 55 mph. A thunderstorm can bring in stronger, potentially damaging, wind gusts.
We'll have scattered rain and storms leftover for the early Friday morning hours, when we reach a low of 55 degrees. Plan on giving yourself a few extra minutes on the roads, because you could see trees down and some debris in the roadways.
Clouds will linger Friday, with a few showers developing at times throughout the day. The high will be around 66 degrees.
Clouds will breakup more for Saturday, with a high of 65 degrees. (Which is right around normal.)
We'll have more sunshine for Sunday, with a warmer high of 76 degrees.
Rain and storms approach again for Monday, with the best chance Monday night. We'll have some heavy downpours again and some stronger storms possible.
Have a great day!
Meteorologist Heather Haley