Temperatures will be mild, but rain is back in the forecast much of the week!

Monday, May 8, 2017 –

Good afternoon.  If you are tired of the chilly air, hang in there.  Mild temperatures are back this week,but so is the chance of rain thanks to a northwest wind flow.

Take a look at the current satellite imagery from NOAA today.

You can see the clouds across Indiana and Illinois.  This is the next weather maker for us.  Clouds will increase overnight.

While I am on the subject of satellite imagery.  Take a look at this satellite image from NASA showing the fires in Florida.  You can see the smoke plume extend well out into the Atlantic Ocean.  From NASA

 “The West Mims Fire on the Georgia/Florida line continued an aggressive push to the south ahead of gusty northwest winds on Sunday, May 7th, 2017.  At of 4:30 pm the fire was estimated at 130,942 acres. The fire breached the line today burning through boggy areas along Blitch Creek toward Highway 94. Eight heavy helicopters and four large air tankers worked continuously from 8am until sunset. Contingency resources were called in to work the south side of the fire because of active burning there. Billys Island continued to burn today but posed no threat to containment lines.”

NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on May 06, 2017. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC. Caption by Lynn Jenner with information from Inciweb.

Take a look at the Storm Team Forecast Maps:

Monday 8 PM – Clouds will increase across the area tonight.

Tuesday – 2 AM – Showers will move into the area.

Tuesday 7 AM – Look for clouds and scattered showers across the region.   We can’t rule of a few thunderstorms.

Tuesday – Noon – Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for the area with scattered showers and a possible thunderstorm.

Tuesday 3 PM – Cloudy skies and scattered showers and storms will be possible.

Tuesday – With a northwest wind flow and a warm front across the region, we could see a few thunderstorms.

Wednesday – A front across the area along with a northwest wind flow will keep the threat of showers and storms in the area.  Some of the storms could be strong to severe.

Tuesday 8 PM – A warm front will keep the threat of showers and storms early.

Wednesday 7 AM – A front will be draped across the region which will keep the chance of showers and storms in the area.

Wednesday Noon – Look for a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and storms.  Some of the storms could

be strong to severe.

Wednesday night – We could still see a few scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday 8 AM – With the northwest flow continuing, look for a chance of scattered showers and storms.

Thursday 5 PM – The front lays across the area which keeps the chance of showers and storms in the area.

Temperature will be warmer this week with a cool down Friday with a good chance of rain.

We keep showers and thunderstorms in the forecast much of this week.

Have a great night!

Mark Reynolds

Chief Meteorologist

News Channel 11

Office:  423-434-4540

Email:  mreynolds@wjhl.com






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