LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Relentless humidity dominates our Wednesday weather forecast. Though it will only be 89 for the high, two degrees above average, the humidity coupled with that high comes out to a feels like temperature (Heat Index Value) of 100-degrees. Mostly sunny today with breezes and the threat of showers and thunderstorms.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected today and tonight. A few of these storms may become strong to severe, with damaging wind gusts and very heavy rainfall with the potential for localized flooding the primary threats.

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Thursday along an incoming frontal boundary. A few of these storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds, and heavy rainfall being the main threats, with the highest risk being in southeast Tennessee and southwest North Carolina. Over the weekend and into next week, temperatures in the central and southern Tennessee valley will climb into the mid and upper 90s, with heat index values of 100 to 105 degrees expected. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/20/2022-6AM)