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Baldwin’s Saturday Wx Blog for May 2

Weekend Edition

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Weather Headlines

A beautiful Saturday

Unsettled weather returns by the end of the weekend

Strong to severe storms are possible both Sunday and Tuesday

Cooler temps to end the week

Main threats

Sunday Afternoon/Evening: Strong to even severe storms are possible, as a system moves out of Kentucky. Large hail and damaging straight-line winds are the main threat.  The main threat should come after 2:00 pm and mainly be north of I-40. Widespread severe weather is not expected. The Storm Prediction Center has placed everyone north of the interstate in the MARGINAL RISK for severe storms for Sunday afternoon/evening.

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Tuesday: Strong to severe storms may accompany a cold front as it moves through the area. Monitoring. (Timing is uncertain at this point) The Storm Prediction Center has not outlined a threat area for our region yet, but they are considering doing so in later outlooks.

Baldwin’s Severe Wx Concerns

Sunday Afternoon/Evening

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today: A beautiful day. Make sure you get outside.

Sunday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon & evening, becoming likely overnight. Some of the storms could be on the strong side, especially north of I-40.

Monday: A chance for a shower or storm.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms. A few storms could be severe.

Wednesday: Skies slowly clear out after the possibility of a morning shower.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Cooler. Clouds increase later in the day.

Friday: A chance for showers.


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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 111 degrees at Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low: 20 degrees at Klamath Marsh, Oregon

Difference of: 91 degrees

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

It’s another quiet day across much of the country, with mainly light precip chances. No significant severe weather is expected.



Today is the anniversary of the big Nashville flood of 2010. Music City set a new one-day rainfall of 7.25 inches for May 2. By the time the flood event ended on May 3, the city had measured 13.57 inches of rain! Nearly half a foot of that rain fell in only six hours. The Cumberland River reached a flood stage of 51.86 feet, which was the highest crest measured since flood control of the river began. Eighteen people lost their lives to flooding across Middle Tennessee during this event.

This was also the same time the big oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, which quickly took the attention away from the Tennessee flooding.

You all have a great day!

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