Hot summer days….for now

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Weather Headlines

–Heat indices will be the 90s for the next two days

–A “cold” front will bring renewed chances for showers/storms from the weekend through Monday

–Cooler, less humid air for next week

Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather is in sight, with the exception of the afternoon heat today and tomorrow. Drink plenty of water and limit your time in the afternoon heat/sun.

Summary

Heat advisories nearly surround us today. Our saving grace, as is often the case, is this Cumberland Plateau and our elevation. We also have a slightly better chance for some cloud cover and an isolated shower or storm. That will keep us from reaching the dangerous heat conditions expected just off this plateau. Nashville is expecting a “feels like” temperature of 105 today. Ouch.

Never the less, be careful if you have to be out in the heat this afternoon.

Then, a new frontal system will make its way toward our area this weekend, That will renew our chances for showers and storms. That cold front passes through sometime Monday and will be ushering in some cooler and drier air. Check out those afternoon highs next week that may only reach 80 degrees. Heck, some of us may dip into the upper 50s for overnight lows! That unseasonably cool weather may stick with us right on into next weekend, if we’re lucky.

 WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

The most active year on record for tropical storms and hurricanes was the 2005 season, with 28 named storms. Before that, 1933 had the most, with 21 named storms.

Records

The high in Crossville on this day in 1980 was 96 degrees. That made this the fifth day in a row of record breaking high temperatures. That streak would continue for one more day.

An unusual deluge of rain struck the town of Smethport, Pennsylvania on this day in 1942. The deluge dropped 30.7 inches of rain in only six hours! The resultant flooding was absolutely devastating.

Almanac

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Yesterday’s record high: 97 (1980)

Yesterday’s record low: 53 (2014)

Today’s record high: 96 (1980)

Today’s record low: 51 (1967)

Today’s sunset: 7:55

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:38

Today’s day length: 14 hrs 17 mins 37 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 14 hrs 16 mins 19 secs

One year ago today

The high was 84 degrees, after a morning low of 64. No rainfall was recorded.

News

The map below was published yesterday. It shows the maximum rainfall received by each of the lower 48 states from a tropical depression, tropical storm, hurricane or the remnants of any of those. The map accounts for Barry. I could study maps like this all day!

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You all have a great day and if the heat gets to be too much for ya, just think about the map below. Nearly all guidance is pointing to below average temperatures for next week, along with much lower humidity. Average highs this time of year are 84 degrees,with overnight lows around 64. We should be a few degrees below both of those by this time next week. So, it will still be plenty warm, but certainly not too hot! Fingers crossed that this forecast holds. The clear skies sure would make for some nice night sky viewing!

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