Off-and-on rain chances

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Weather Headlines

–Most everyone stays dry for the next couple of days

–A disturbance will bring an increased chance for rain on Wednesday

–Yet another disturbance will bring a chance of rain for Friday

–Right now, the weekend looks good

Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather is expected. There are indications that any storm that develops Wednesday could be strong, with gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rainfall.

Summary

The system that moved through yesterday has created a more stable atmosphere for us today. That means that we can expect lots of sunshine for the next couple of days. That will also allow us to heat up, and it should feel quite summer-like out there.

By Wednesday, a disturbance will drop in on us and that should set off some showers and t-storms. Not all of us will see those, but the ones who do could pick up some nice downpours of rain. A few of those storms could even be on the strong side. Widespread severe weather is not expected.

It looks like we’ll dry out again for our Thursday, before another system swings through on Friday. That system should set the stage for a mostly dry and sunny weekend.

There are indications that another system will drop in Sunday night, bringing more showers and storms. The timing on that system could change (since we’re so many days out) so keep that in mind as you make outdoor plans for Sunday afternoon/evening. Right now, the daylight hours of Sunday look dry and we’ll just hope it stays that way!

Tropics

All is quite in the tropics today.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Since we had such a foggy morning, I thought I’d share a foggy weatherTAP weatherFACT!

The foggiest place on earth is the island of Newfoundland, Canada. The chilly Labrador current from the north meets the warm Gulf Stream current from the south right where this island is. The result is an average of 206 foggy days per year!

Below is a map showing the location of Newfoundland, with respect to the Gulf Stream and Labrador currents.

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Records

The summer of 1954 was a hot one. On August 5, 1954 the city of Nashville hit 97 degrees. That’s hot, for sure, but it was part of a streak of 27 days where the temperature was greater than 90 degrees in the city. This became the third longest heat wave in the city’s history.

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Yesterday’s record high: 93 (2010)

Yesterday’s record low: 52 (1976)

Today’s record high: 91 (1991)

Today’s record low: 52 (1974)

Today’s sunset: 7:40

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:52

Today’s day length: 13 hrs 49 mins 33 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 13 hrs 47 mins 44 secs

One year ago today

The high was 84 degrees and the low was 65. No rain fell.

News

Severe weather is expected today across portions of eastern Nebraska to Wisconsin. All modes of severe weather are possible. Portions of that area have been upgraded to an enhanced risk for severe weather, with damaging winds being the main threat. Some big cities are included in that heightened risk, including Minneapolis and Des Moines.

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You all have a great day!

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