It has been a very pleasant Sunday so far and will continue to be this afternoon. A few fair weather cumulus clouds have developed as the air mass continues to heat up. Some high cirrus clouds have also moved in from a cluster of showers and storms located to our northwest, but a mostly sunny sky is prevailing for most. The showers and storms to our northwest will likely not affect us this afternoon, the only effect will be some more high clouds blowing south from the cluster which may help keep some areas a little cooler. Temperatures have not been warming up as much as expected and at 1:00 pm were ranging mostly in the mid to upper 80s. High temperatures today will likely be in the mid to upper 80s and possibly low 90s. Below is a look a the visible satellite, radar and temperatures as of 1:30 pm, with the showers and storms to our northwest circled. Blow off cirrus clouds are outside, southeast of the circled showers and storms.
The chance or isolated showers will re-enter the forecast tonight and continue throughout the day Monday. With the Tennessee Valley sitting on the eastern periphery of the ridge of high pressure centered to our west in the plains, it will allow for periods of showers and storms during the week. Thursday looks like it will be the best chance for widespread showers and storms, along with heavy rain. High temperatures throughout the work week will be dependent on the cloud cover and rain over your community and will range in the upper 80s and low to mid 90s. Monday looks to be the hottest day of the next seven as some locations have the potential for highs to reach into the upper 90s.
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