Showers and storms will increase as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico heads north – Franklin 1st Hurricane in the 2017 Atlantic Season

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 –

Good Evening.  It certainly has been a pleasant afternoon.  The high temperature at the Tri-Cities Airport today was 85 degrees after a morning low of 60.

Clouds will increase overnight.  Take a look at this visible satellite imagery from College of DuPage Weather.

Rain chances will increase across the region overnight into Thursday.  Temperatures will stay mild through the weekend.

Take a look at the maps for Thursday.  Showers and storms will increase across the region through the day.

Midnight – Scattered showers will move towards the area.

7 AM Thursday – Variable cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible.

Noon Thursday- Scattered showers and storms will be possible.

5 Pm Thursday – Showers and storms could produce some locally heavy rainfall across parts of the area.

We are just looking at general thunderstorms.  Locally heavy rains will be possible Thursday.

We keep the chance of showers and storms on Friday.  There could be a few strong storms to the west of the Tri-Cities.

A stall front will linger across the Tennessee Valley on Friday which will keep the threat for scattered showers and storms.

You may see a few showers and storms at the Greene County Fair in Greeneville, TN tomorrow.

We keep that chance of scattered showers and storms into the weekend.

Hurricane Franklin became the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.  Image:  NOAA.

You can see Hurricane Franklin in the lower left of this imagery from College of DuPage.

Maximum Sustained winds are at 75 mph.  This hurricane is moving towards the west at 12 mph.

Franklin will move into Mexico and could produce rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches with isolated totals of 15 inches.

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Don’t forget about our Facebook Live Chat tomorrow at 12:30 PM.  We will be taking your questions about the solar eclipse.

Have a great night!

Mark Reynolds

Chief Meteorologist

News Channel 11

Office:  423-434-4540

Email:  mreynolds@wjhl.com

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