Morning clouds keep us cooler and some interesting facts about the eclipse!

We are very lucky to have these clouds around this morning! They’re going to keep us from hitting 90 degrees today. These clouds are blowing off some of the disturbances that have been pounding parts of the Upper Midwest over the past few days. They’ve had several derecho events (like what we had Memorial Day weekend). We will still be plenty warm and humid, and an isolated storm can’t be ruled out. Yesterday we saw a storm slide from Byrdstown to Livingston and another one slide from near Oneida to Wartburg. We should see much of the same isolated activity today. Tomorrow, we have  a slightly better chance of storms as a weak front gets closer. Those rain chances are even higher for Sunday and Monday. Some of the storms Sunday could be stronger, with that front passing through. Storms remain for Monday as the front continues to slowly make its way across the state. This time of year the fronts move SO slow. By Tuesday we’ll start to notice humidity dropping as the front sags to our south. We’ll enjoy that lower humidity through the end of next week.

I found a very interesting article this morning about the coming eclipse.  We’re so fortunate that the path of totality will pass right over Crossville! For 25 facts about the eclipse, check out this article! One cool fact was that, “Depending on your surroundings, as totality nears you may experience strange things. Look. You’ll notice a resemblance to the onset of night, though not exactly. Areas much lighter than the sky near the Sun lie all around the horizon. Shadows look different. Listen. Usually, any breeze will dissipate and birds (many of whom will come in to roost) will stop chirping. It is quiet. Feel. A 10°–15° F drop in temperature is not unusual.” How cool is that?! I’m so excited! I’ll be covering it all through weatherTAP’s social media. Here’s that article:

http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/b/astronomy/archive/2014/08/05/25-facts-you-should-know-about-the-august-21-2017-total-solar-eclipse.aspx#.WXH3UHI6hIg.facebook

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