A hot day but cooler days are coming

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Weather Headlines

–Heat indices in the 90s today, so be careful in the afternoon heat.

–Showers and storms increase this weekend and into Monday with a cold front

–Unseasonably cool, dry air for next week

Main threats

Be careful in the heat this afternoon. High humidity levels will only heighten the risk of becoming too hot. Drink lots of water and limit your time in the afternoon sun.

Other than that, no widespread hazardous weather is in sight.

Summary

It’s going to be a hot one today, folks. Be careful if you have to be out in the heat. The only thing that might save us is an afternoon storm. Those chances look rather slim today, so it’s certainly something we can’t count on too much.

Rain and storm chances increase tomorrow and especially on Sunday and Monday. This is due to the approach of a cold front. That front will pass through here on Monday.

Behind that front, both temps and humidity drop off. We may not get out of the 70s on Tuesday! Overnight lows will be very pleasant. I’ll keep an eye on things to look for in the night sky. If this forecast holds, night sky viewing will be superb for this time of year.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Tropical storms and hurricanes often produce tornadoes, especially in the right, front quadrant (relative to storm motion) of the storm. These tornadoes are not as strong as other tornadoes and tend to be relatively short-lived.

Records

On this day in 1960 Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California reported a morning low of 102 degrees. Afternoon highs topped out in the lower 120s. Yikes!

The city of St. Louis was hit by back to back severe thunderstorms on this day in 2006. The storms resulted in the largest power outage in the city’s history, with over half a million people left in the dark.

Almanac

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Yesterday’s record high: 96 (1980)

Yesterday’s record low: 51 (1967)

Today’s record high: 96 (1980)

Today’s record low: 53 (1976)

Today’s sunset: 7:54

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:39

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

Tomorrow’s day length: 14 hrs 14 mins 59 secs

One year ago today

The high was 89, after a morning low of 61 degrees. No rainfall was recorded.

News

Yesterday, I had a very sweet lady, Mrs. Melanie Sherrill, give me an article from the Tennessean that I will treasure forever. Some of you may know her from her teaching days at the City school. Her brother, also named Mark, was cleaning out his house and found these articles. Melanie thought of me and then gave them to me. How cool is this?! It just made my whole week.

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You all have a great day!

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