STRONGEST WINDS, and potentially DAMAGING, for the Valley:
10 AM to 4 PM
BEST CHANCE FOR RAIN:
3 PM to 10 PM
Mostly cloudy, some hazy sun, windy
Showers and thunder developing, heavier toward evening
Record breaking heat with highs in the mid 70s.
( and with enough wind, upper 70s )
Knoxville's Record high on Saturday will likely fall:
Damaging wind possible Saturday
Gusts in the Valley & Plateau: over 50 to 60 + mph potentially.
Gusts in the Smokies: over 70 to 80 + mph potentially.
Cannot rule out an isolated tornado somewhere in East Tennessee.
Keep in mind, damaging straight-line winds are more likely to occur, which could still cause significant property damage.
Today's model runs for rain suggest:
3 Model Average: 0.75" of potential rain late Friday into Saturday.
Evening downpours, breezy, lows in the upper 40s
Becoming mostly sunny, highs in the lower 60s
More clouds, hazy sun, few showers, highs in the lower 60s
So weather does not surprise you
P.S. If you find these independent forecasts and posts helpful, please consider downloading my NEW Captain Accurate Weather App. It's FREE. Just search: Captain Accurate at the App Store and Google Play. It comes with 5 FREE App Tutorials, so you can quickly learn all the wonderful things it can do.