Attending weekend activities? Take an umbrella

Published 9:09 am Friday, June 26, 2015

Lots of events are planned around Carter County this weekend, but the weather may be less than pleasant for those attending the festivities.
On Friday night, the Carter County Relay for Life will hold its annual walk at Elizabethton High School.
Then on Saturday, special Independence Day celebrations will be held at Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton and Roan Mountain State Park in Roan Mountain. Also on Saturday, a ceremony is being held in Happy Valley to dedicate a bridge in memory of a local veteran who was killed in combat in Vietnam.
According to the National Weather Service, those planning on attending any of those events should make sure to bring umbrellas with them.
The high on Friday is expected to top off around 86 degrees and drop into the mid-60s overnight, NWS Meteorologist Tim Doyle said.
“For the lower elevations around Elizabethton, it will be mostly cloudy with about a 40-50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms,” he said.
From Friday evening, the weather is expected to get worse, he said, with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight.
On Saturday, the weather in Elizabethton will be cloudy with a high around 79 degrees.
“Showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly in the morning and into the mid-afternoon,” Doyle said, adding the chance for rain climbs to 80 percent on Saturday for Elizabethton.
In Roan Mountain the forecast is much the same, Doyle said, adding the temperatures would be slightly cooler.
Friday night the lows in Roan Mountain will dip into the low 60s before climbing into the mid-70s for Saturday.
As for rainfall, Roan Mountain has a 40-50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday evening.
“That increases to about 70 percent overnight on Friday then on Saturday about a 90 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms,” Doyle said. “So, not a good day on Saturday for the weather. Hopefully the showers will be quick and not last all day.”

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