High pressure remains in control over the eastern United States allowing for mostly sunny skies to shine over the Clarksville area. The main story heading into the weekend will be the temperatures as they start to increase through the weekend. Highs for today will be in the middle eighties, but the heat and humidity will increase into the weekend. Highs for Saturday will be in the lower nineties and they will increase into the upper nineties by Sunday with heat index values well into the hundreds. A cold front will push through the area Sunday night and will bring the risk for showers and thunderstorms to the region. The risk is low, but any showers or thunderstorms that do develop have the potential to become strong to severe with strong winds and heavy rain as the main concerns. Heading into the upcoming workweek, skies will become mostly sunny with temperatures cooling back down into the lower to middle eighties. This pattern of temperatures in the lower to middle eighties will last through much of the workweek as a deep trough remains over the region. The next chance for precipitation will be later in the workweek as a reinforcing wave of energy keeps the cool air over the region.
Here is the Clarksville area forecast:
Friday: Mainly sunny. High: 86
Friday night: Mostly clear. Low: 64
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: 92
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low: 73
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Chance of precipitation 30%. High: Upper 90s Low: Near 70
Monday: A mix of sun and clouds. High: Middle 80s Low: Lower 60s