More showers and storms to dodge

We will continue to dodge showers and storms through tomorrow. Some of the storms both today and tomorrow could be quite strong, with damaging winds and large hail being the primary threats. The tornado threat is low. It will be very warm and humid, as well, with afternoon highs in the lower 80s and overnight lows near 70.  On Friday, our rain chances drop off a bit, with continued hot and humid conditions. On Saturday, a front drops in and we have a very good chance of showers and storms, some of which could be strong. I have some good news, though. After that front clears through here on Saturday night, we will have an absolutely beautiful day on Sunday, with low humidity and highs near 80. Get out and enjoy that! Days of low humidity are rare in July and I can assure you the humidity will be dying to move back in on us (humidity just loves us here in TN).

If you want to feel grateful for the weather we have right now just think about this. On this date in 1970 the low temperature at Death Valley, CA was 103 and the high temp climbed to 120 that afternoon. And yes, that’s dry heat and not humid heat but ….120 degrees! That is HOT.  Can you imagine overnight lows of 100+ degrees?!

Speaking of heating up, the tropics are about to get going again. It looks like we could have our next tropical storm at any moment out in the Atlantic.  The next named storm will be Don. Some models curve it out to sea, and others bring it closer to the US. It’s definitely something to watch over the next week.

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