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Published August 6, 2021
By Meteorologist Mark Baldwin –
It’s a typical August day in Tennessee, with heat and humidity leading to a few showers and thunderstorms developing, especially in the afternoon and evening hours. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s for most, though the elevated humidity levels will make it feel much warmer.
A few lingering showers and thunderstorms will hang around into the evening hours for Middle and East Tennessee. Otherwise, overnight skies should generally be partly to mostly cloudy. The humid night air will only allow temps to fall into the mid to upper 60s.
The greatest risk for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm will be found across the middle and eastern portions of Tennessee on Saturday. Abundant sunshine will lead to highs near 90 for many, with more clouds keeping temps in the mid 80s for the plateau and parts of eastern Tennessee.
The second half of the weekend will feature lots of sunshine across the state. A few afternoon clouds may produce an isolated shower or thunderstorm for East Tennessee. All that sunshine will take afternoon highs to near 90 degrees statewide.