A Wet Friday and part of the day Saturday with sunshine on Mother’s Day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017 –

Good evening.  We had a pleasant afternoon across much of the area until thunderstorms started to form across parts of southeast Kentucky and southwest Virginia late this afternoon.  Those storms moved into northeast Tennessee this evening.

Take a look at the almanac today.

This satellite imagery from NOAA shows our next weather maker moving in from the west.  There will be an abundance of moisture streaming into the area Friday and Friday night.

This water vapor imagery from NOAA shows a low pressure system (currently over Oklahoma) moving towards the Tennessee valley which will enhance rainfall tomorrow afternoon and night.

Take a look at the Storm Team 11 Forecast Maps:
Midnight – Showers and storms are possible across the region.

6 AM Friday – Cloudy skies with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms.

9 AM Friday – Showers and storms will be possible across the region.

Noon Friday – We hold onto the chance of showers and storms.  Some storms could produce locally heavy rainfall.

4 PM Friday – Showers and thunderstorms likely with the potential for locally heavy rainfall.

7 PM Friday – Cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms possible.

There could be a few strong storms on Friday.  The biggest potential threat would be strong winds and 1″ diameter hail or larger.

Take a look at the potential rainfall from Friday through late Saturday afternoon.

8 PM Friday – Low pressure will move into the area late Friday which will enhance our rain chances.

3 PM Saturday – Showers push east but clouds linger across the region.

Take a look at the forecast for Sunday – Mother’s Day!  Sunny and mild with a high near 76 degrees.

Here is a look at the Storm Team 7-Day Forecast.  We dry out Sunday through Tuesday.

Have a great Friday!

Mark Reynolds

Chief Meteorologist

News Channel 11

Office:  423-434-4540

Email:  mreynolds@wjhl.com




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