Another heat wave is expected to build in the region this week, forecasters said.
Scattered showers and storms were expected early this week, and the heat wave is forecast to build into the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians by mid-week, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.
Above-normal temperatures can be expected from Wednesday to Friday, with temperatures climbing into the middle 90s or possibly upper 90s across parts of the Tennessee Valley, the NWS said.
With humidity, heat indices of 100-105 degrees Fahrenheit are expected across much of the central and southern Tennessee Valley, the Weather Service said.
There is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms and in Oak Ridge this afternoon and tonight, and Wednesday and Thursday are forecast to be hot, with highs of 95 and 96.
There is a 20 percent to 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, Friday night, and Saturday.
You can see the forecast for Oak Ridge here.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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