A chance for heavy downpours today

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Weather Headlines

–Scattered afternoon storms today could contain very heavy rainfall.

–A drier pattern emerges for the weekend, extending into Monday.

–Our next system arrives Tuesday, with a better chance for rain.

–Turning drier again the end of next week

Main threats

The National Weather Service has placed our area in the slight risk for flash flooding today. Any storm that develops will have the potential to produce localized flash flooding.

Summary

While storms are expected to stay below severe limits today, one or two could become strong or even briefly severe. The main threat looks to be torrential rainfall with the storms. Some of us won’t see a drop of rain, while others of you may see an inch or two of rain. It just depends on what, if any, storms you end up underneath.

The good news is that the pattern looks to dry out after tonight. Beginning tomorrow, rain chances are very slim to none through Monday. If we see anything, it will just be your typical heat-of-the-day afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Our next system moves in on Tuesday, bringing another day similar to today. That pattern should hold through the middle of the work week. That should be followed by drier weather to end the work week.

Tropics

There are now a couple of areas to watch in the eastern Pacific for tropical development, but the Atlantic basin remains quiet.

As you saw in my special post yesterday, the National Hurricane Center expects activity to really start picking by the end of this month and into September. It’s something to keep an eye on!

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Many attempts at using weather modification have been made. The most popular notion is adding nuclei to clouds for raindrops to form around. This would cause the drops to fall from the clouds when they might otherwise not. No attempt at this has proven successful.

Records

The most deadly tornado in New England history hit on this day in 1878. The tornado hit the town of Wallingford, Connecticut and killed 34 people. Another 100 were injured. The twister began as a waterspout over a dam of the Quinnipiac River. Surprisingly, the tornado was only on the ground for two miles!

Almanac

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Yesterday’s record high: 95 (1980)

Yesterday’s record low: 47 (1989)

Today’s record high: 94 (1980) It was hot in 1980! 

Today’s record low: 48 (1989) It was cold in 1987!

Today’s sunset: 7:36

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:55

Today’s day length: 13 hrs 42 mins 11 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 13 hrs 40 mins 16 secs

One year ago today

Another quarter of an inch of rain fell on this day, as it did the day before. The high temperature only reached 83 degrees, after a morning low of 64.

News

The National Weather Service in Nashville reports that it has been seven years since Nashville has hit 100 degrees for a high temperature! This is the fourth longest stretch without a 100-degree reading since records began for the city in 1871.

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You all have a great day!

 

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