Today: Lightning with any storm
Next week: Heat and humidity
The front that brought us so many showers and storms yesterday is still hanging out in our area, though it has sagged a bit farther south today. That means that you folks north of I-40 will have less of a chance of a storm than folks south of I-40. Folks around Nashville are enjoying some lower humidity this morning, as they are just far enough north of the front to enjoy that airmass. Some of us on the northern plateau may get in on that as well today. For tonight, the front begins lifting back to the north and that could set off some showers and storms. Those chances stay with us on Sunday and we may see a repeat of Friday for our Sunday.
The unsettle weather looks to continue into next week, but most of the storm chances will come in the heat and humidity of the afternoons/evenings. The end of next week looks drier (for now) and with increasing heat.
Hurricane Beryl weakened a bit last night and is now back down to 75 mph. The very small storm continues to track to the west. The small size of the storm makes forecasting its intensity and track quite difficult (as explained in yesterday’s blog). Models continue to indicate that it will encounter very harsh conditions in the Caribbean next week that could destroy the storm completely. Never the less, we always keep an eye on these systems, as they can regenerate when they encounter more favorable conditions. At this time, Beryl is absolutely no threat to the U.S.
We have a tropical depression off the Carolina Coast. This storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as it moves away from the coast and out to sea. This storm also poses no threat to the U.S. at this time, nor will it ever.
Well, folks, I found a record that will help you cool off today! (ha) On this day in 1981, a snowstorm hit Glacier National Park in Montana and dumped up to 10 inches of snow! The storm also produced 90 mph wind gusts, so I’m sure there was a wind chill factor (ha!). Meanwhile, on that very same day, Denver set a record high of 101 degrees.
That, my friends, is what you call a busy weather day!
You all have a great weekend and keep an eye out for any storm. We can’t be too careful around that lightning.