Storms Tuesday, before turning hotter, drier

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MAIN THREATS

Tuesday: Scattered strong storms

Rest of the week: Heat

SUMMARY

Today’s heat and humidity will lead to the chance of an isolated afternoon or evening storm. Those storms will stay few and far between, but if you get one it will contain lots of lightning and heavy downpours.

On Tuesday, a boundary will slip down on us and mix with our hot and humid weather. This should lead to scattered showers and storms, some of which could become strong to briefly severe. Widespread severe weather is not expected, but we all know storms this time of year can get a bit rowdy!

Beyond Tuesday, conditions look to turn hotter and drier. Be careful out in the heat.

FYI, early voting begins Friday. If you are ready to cast your ballot I’d recommend getting there early in the day. Voting starts at 8:00 a.m.

DISCUSSION

We’re basically entering a very July-like forecast. The heat and humidity will be cranking up this week, so be aware of that. Hopefully we’ll all get some rain Tuesday because we may go several days without any good rain chances after that.

The National Weather Service put together an interesting summation of June’s weather in Middle TN. This includes the plateau, since we are covered by the Nashville office. Crossville never hit 90 degrees in June (at least not officially).

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The good news is that July’s temps and precip are looking normal. There are no indications of a major heat wave or drought coming. Let’s hope the outlooks for August will be as kind!

TROPICS

Former Hurricane Beryl has pretty much disintegrated in the far eastern Caribbean. Upper-level winds just sheared him apart. I have seen these things regenerate if they end up in better conditions, so I’ll keep an eye on the remnants of the storm.  At this time, he’s just an area of disturbed weather east of the Dominican Republic.

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Tropical Storm Chris, on the other hand, is strengthening this morning off the Carolina Coast. The storm is expected to become a hurricane as it spins harmlessly out to sea. The only dangers to land include high surf and rip tides.

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RECORDS

On this day in 1987, a tornado hit near Munising, Michigan. The twister unfortunately destroyed part of a commercial dog kennel. After the storm had passed, one dog was missing and could not be found anywhere. The dog was eventually found unharmed, even after being carried a half mile away and placed in the top of a tree by the tornado. If that dog could talk……

You all have a great day!

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