Monday: Strong storms
First of all, be sure and get out and enjoy this beautiful weekend weather! You couldn’t ask for better July weather. I was looking at the fires out west this morning on the news and couldn’t help but be thankful for our rain.
Speaking of rain…
Showers and thunderstorms will return by Monday, with some of those storms possibly being on the strong side. It now looks like conditions will favor at least the possibility of of a few severe storms. As such, the Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Middle TN in the marginal risk for severe weather. That marginal risk extends to the western edge of the plateau, so it’s close enough for us to be watchful too.
Showers and storms continue on Tuesday and into Wednesday. Then, it looks like unsettled, summer-like, weather will settle in for few days. This will bring scattered, mainly afternoon/evening, showers and storms. I’ll keep an eye on that Yard Sale forecast for ya.
I’ll keep an eye on those storms for Monday. Right now, it doesn’t look too bad, but since the SPC has already put us in the marginal risk this many days out, it’s something they suggest watching. I’m certain we’ll get plenty of rain. Most of will pick up at least an inch of rain from this system.
On this day in 1819, a small but fierce hurricane hit the Gulf Coast near Bay Saint Louis, MS. It was the worst hurricane the town had seen in 50 years. Few houses were left standing and much of the MS coast was destroyed. The same exact area would be directly hit by Category 5 Hurricane Camille 150 years later. Then, 36 years later the area would be nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The moral of the story is this…if you have a house you want to keep in the family for generations, don’t live in Bay Saint Louis, MS. If you’ve never been there it’s a beautiful place, but…….
On this day in 1952, a severe thunderstorm dropped golfball-sized hail and larger on Benson, Arizona. Drifts of hail were nearly four feet deep! This sent the temperature plunging to 37 degrees! Remember, this is Arizona in the end of July!
And, on this day in 1986, severe weather caused high winds across South Dakota and Iowa. In one instance, 18 piggyback trailer cars of a westbound freight train derailed near Boone, IA. Sixteen of the cars fell 187 feet into the Des Moines River. That’s a heck of wind gust, folks!
You all have a great Saturday! We’re having a bit of a family reunion today and couldn’t ask for better weather. I hope you’ve planned an outdoor activity today, as well!