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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 6:57PM
Trading One for Three
We will trade one day of scattered showers and thundershowers for three dry days. Areas of rain end early this evening and clouds decrease overnight. Dry weather returns for Thursday through Saturday. However, the upper-level flow will probably continue the smoky haze from Canadian fires (as has been the case for the last few days). Relatively dry, hot weather is expected to continue in Central Canada making these hazy skies and air quality problems a recurring theme for a while. Fires in Canada have burned 12 times as much area as is typical by this time of year.
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Hi: 64 Lo: 50
Cloudy with areas of rain in the early evening; Partial clearing overnight; NW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 70 Lo: 45
Few clouds but smoky skies probably return; NNW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 71 Lo: 48
Sunshine filtered through smoky haze; Pleasant; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming light Fri. night
Hi: 76 Lo: 52
Sunshine filtered through smoky haze; Warmer
Hi: 77 Lo: 59
Increasing clouds; Widely scattered afternoon & overnight showers & t-showers
Monday - Generally cloudy; Occasional showers & t-showers ending by early evening; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Tuesday - Decreasing clouds; Pleasant; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s
An upper-level low is located off the Northeast Coast. A cold front rolled through the Southern Appalachians from north to south today. The front will be well to our south Thursday through Saturday before returning as a warm front Sunday night.
Areas of rain will be with us through early evening. Partial clearing commences overnight.
<,br> The center of high pressure moves from Lake Superior Thursday to East Tennessee Saturday. Temperatures will be a few decrees cooler than average Thursday and Friday, but warmer Saturday and Sunday. We would have mostly clear skies Thursday through Saturday except for a likely continuation of that smoky haze from Canadian fires.
Clouds increase Sunday with widely scattered showers and thundershowers later Sunday afternoon and overnight as the warm front moves back to the north.
The next front from the north arrives Monday evening. Skies will be generally cloudy Monday with scattered daytime showers and thundershowers.
Drier weather returns Monday thanks to high pressure settling south into the Mississippi River Valley.
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