Strong to severe storms possible Tuesday

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Weather Headlines

–A hot and humid Monday is in store for us. Be safe in the afternoon heat.

–Strong to severe storms threaten for our Tuesday, mainly later in the day

–A stretch of nice weather looks to be in store for us beginning on Wednesday

Main threats

TUESDAY: Strong to severe t-storms, mainly in the afternoon/evening hours. Damaging winds are the main threat. The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of our region in the slight risk for severe storms. Notice the tornado threat is quite low, but those damaging straight-line winds can be just as destructive as some tornadoes.

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Summary

We’ll see a hot and humid day today, with only a slight risk for an afternoon t-storm. We can hardly ever rule out a storm on the plateau when we get hot and humid in August. Plus, we have severe weather occurring across Illinois and Indian today. Some outflow boundaries from those storms may creep toward us later today, setting of a storm or two.

The greater threat for rain and storms for this work-week comes tomorrow. Some of these storms could pack a punch, so be weather-aware Tuesday afternoon and evening. I’ll be watching it, of course, and will keep you posted throughout the day.

Then, we enter a stretch of more typical summer weather for the plateau.

Tropics

The Atlantic basin remains quiet.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Heat waves kill more Americans than any other natural disaster, including floods, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

The deadliest form of severe weather is flooding. This is true on a global scale.

Records

Walnut National Monument, located east of Flagstaff, Arizona, received 3.9 inches of rain in 90 minutes on this day in 1987. The storms also dropped three inches of pea-sized hail, which had to be plowed off the roads!

Can you imagine it looking like it had snowed in Arizona in August?

Almanac

Almanac

One year ago today

The high was 82 degrees and the low was 63. A little over a trace of rain fell (0.04″).

News

I am VERY excited to announce that I have been invited to participate in STEM camp at Roane State on the second Saturday of each month! This is a very exciting opportunity and I am so honored to have been invited to teach in this camp. This will also be an excellent opportunity to try out my lessons that I’m doing for the kids each month, too!

For more information about STEM, please see the following link!

What Do We Mean When We Talk About STEM?

7-Day Forecast

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You all have a great day!

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