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Video At a Glance
Today: Mostly sunny and cool. Highs in the upper 50s, maybe 60. Overnight lows will fall into the mid to upper 30s.
Saturday: A beautiful day! After some patchy morning frost, sunny skies will allow us to warm into the mid 60s. Get outside! Don’t forget the Hiking Festival that I’ll be set up at in Fairfield Glade (https://hikingmarathon.com/trails-festival/).
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with just a slim chance for an afternoon/evening shower or sprinkle. Highs in the mid 60s, lows in the mid 40s.
Monday: Mostly sunny and cool. Highs near 60, and overnight lows near 40.
Tuesday – Thursday: Mostly sunny and very pleasant, with highs near 70 and lows around 50.
The only threat we may face is the possibility for some scattered light frost by Saturday morning. This is most likely in the colder, unsheltered locations that are the typically the colder spots across the plateau.
Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern
A very dry and stable airmass will prevent storms for the next 7 days.
Hay Wx Forecast
The Fall hay weather continues to look absolutely wonderful! There is a very slim chance for a shower Sunday afternoon/evening, but that is not looking like anything to worry about. Beyond that, the great Fall hay weather continues through next week.
On This Day in Wx History
On this day in 1974, Crossville recorded the earliest freeze on record for that location. Ten years later, this day would become the earliest recorded freeze for Nashville, too.
Interestingly, on this day in 1986 Crossville recorded a high of 86 degrees, which tied the all-time record high temperature for the month of October.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 113° at both Palm Springs and Thermal, California
Low: 14° at Grand Lake, Colorado and Albany, Wyoming, and Sinks, Utah
We continue to monitor the Caribbean very closely. Both the red-shaded and yellow-shaded areas will likely see some type of development over the next few days. At this time, neither system look to be an immediate threat to the US, if at all. Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to fly into the area this afternoon.
Today’s National Wx Hazards
A bit of unsettled weather in the Northeast and central US, but hazardous weather is not expected.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Localized flash flooding could occur with heavy downpours across eastern Florida. Other than that, some unsettled weather can be found across parts of the eastern US but hazardous weather is not expected with that.
8 – 14 Day Outlook
Much warmer air and much drier air is expected to overspread much of the country from October 9th – 15th. Perhaps this is Summer’s last stand?
Thursday Drought Update
As many of you know, the national drought map is updated each Tuesday but released to the public on Thursdays. This was yesterday’s update. Notice the phenomenal drought conditions across the western US. The Northeast is getting dry too! I hope that doesn’t affect their fall foliage.
This beautiful landscape shot was taken back in July at Pawnee National Grasslands in Colorado by @PawneeStorm. He states that he is suffering from “Storm Deprivation Syndrome” and that it made him feel better to see pictures like this. If you suffer from the same affliction, hopefully this will help you out (ha).
NASA Nerd Knowledge
This week is the 173rd anniversary of Astronomer Maria Mitchell observing the comet 1847-VI. The first American woman to be recognized as a professional astronomer, Mitchell fostered a lifelong love of the sciences and the stars. (Image: Vassar Library Special Collections.)