Forecasters say bring umbrella to weekend activities

Published 8:57 am Friday, September 4, 2015

This holiday weekend has a lot of outdoor activities to offer as everything from parades and football to the grand opening of the final stretch of the Tweetsie Trail will take place in Elizabethton.
While those attending the festivities should find themselves with sunshine on their shoulder, they may also want to bring along an umbrella, just in case.
According to the National Weather Service, weekend events in Elizabethton should be warm with fairly favorable conditions and a slight, but moderately steady, chance of precipitation.
This morning is forecast to be mostly sunny, leading into a partly cloudy afternoon with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high on today is expected to climb near 90 degrees.
This evening, when football fans will attend the first game ever held in the new Citizen’s Bank Stadium at Elizabethton High School, there will be only a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms and lows are expected to drop into the mid-60s.
On Saturday, expect to see similar weather as the forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms all day and a high reaching into the mid-80s.
The chance of rain will decline in the evening hours and after midnight, there will be only a 20 percent chance of showers. The overnight lows on Saturday are expected to once again be in the mid-60s.
Sunday should follow suit, mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and highs in the mid-80s during the day, followed by 20 percent chance of showers in the evening, with clearing skies and lows in the mid-60s overnight.
Monday will be sunny in the morning, but the clouds will begin to roll in as the day progresses. The afternoon is expected to be overcast with a 30 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms.
The forecast calls for the clouds to roll back out in the evening and residents should see a clear night with lows in the mid-60s on Monday night to wrap up the last official holiday of Summer.

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