The hot and very humid weather continues today, with a good chance of afternoon and evening t-storms. Some of these storms could be strong, possibly severe, with heavy rainfall and damaging winds. We also have to be on the lookout for dangerous lightning, of course. Highs today will be in the mid 80s, but the high humidity will make it feel more like 90. Tonight will be a muggy one, too, with scattered showers and storms. On Saturday those rain chances continue, along with the heat and humidity. If you have outdoor plans keep an eye on the radar. Slightly drier air works in here for Sunday, so that will be nice. That will also lead to a drier day, as well. Next week looks like a typical week in July, with highs in the low to mid 80s and a slight chance of an afternoon/evening storm.
On this day in 1998 a rain event developed over southern Middle TN that broke numerous rainfall records for Middle TN. In fact, these records stood until the big flood hit Nashville in 2010. The town of Lawrenceburg was hardest hit, when 12.26″ of rain fell on the town in only two days! Two people were killed and 20 were injured. Numerous roads were washed away and 122 homes were damaged or destroyed. An additional 13 mobile homes were completely swept away by the flood waters. The water and sewage plants were left inoperable, leaving the town with no clean water to drink. I’ve attached a state map, with Lawrenceburg circled in red.
You all have a safe and relaxing weekend! Keep in mind that some of our storms today could be on the strong side. I’ll be watching it!