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By Meteorologist Mark Baldwin –
A warm and humid Thursday will lead to a few showers and thunderstorms across the state today. Rain chances are lowest across the northwest, where only a 20% chance of rain exists. Elsewhere, rain chances vary from 30%-40%, with the highest likelihood of that rain coming in the afternoon and early evening hours. Afternoon highs will climb into the low to mid 80s statewide.
A few evening lingering showers are expected across the Cumberland Plateau and southeast Tennessee. Otherwise, look for clear to partly cloudy skies overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 60s statewide.
Rain chances increase to about 50% across the state for Friday. Those scattered showers and thunderstorms will be most prevalent in the afternoon and evening hours. It will be another muggy day. Clouds and increased rain chances will keep afternoon highs in the lower 80s.