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Upper Cumberland Wx for Saturday, October 10th


Rain from Delta has arrived

Severe weather threat is low but not zero

Turning drier and cooler next week

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Showers and thundershowers. Breezy.

Sunday: Scattered showers, perhaps a rumble of thunder.

Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, as a cold front moves through later in the day. A slight chance for a shower with that front.

Tuesday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny and quite pleasant.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, as a cold front moves through the area.

Friday: Much cooler. Widespread frost possible by Saturday morning.


The threat for severe weather from the remnants of Delta is quite low. Still, we can’t rule out a storm or two that may try to get a bit ambitious. I’ll keep an eye on it for ya. The Storm Prediction Center has not highlighted our area in any threat.

Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern

A cold front will pass through the area behind “Delta”, bringing a stable airmass to our region that will give us storm-free days.

Hay Wx Forecast

This weekend is too wet for anything outside. We may get a passing shower from a cold frontal passage Monday afternoon/evening, but after that the forecast is looking perfect for outdoor work. In fact, long-range indicators show drier and cooler weather persisting for several days beyond this forecast period! Widespread frost/freeze conditions are looking likely for next weekend.

On This Day in Wx History

1980 — The temperature in Nashville hit 90 degrees. This is the latest that Music City has ever hit the 90-degree mark.


Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 102° at Goldfield and Apache Junction, Arizona and at Rio Grande Village, Texas 

Low: 12° at Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Tropical Outlook

Delta remains an inland tropical storm this Saturday morning, but it will weaken into a depression within the coming hours. The storm is expected to completely dissipate just northeast of the plateau by Sunday night. That means showers and thundershowers for our area this weekend.

We’re still keeping a close eye on another disturbance out in the Atlantic. Hurricane season runs through November 30th.

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Severe storms threaten New England, snowflakes are flying in the Northwest, wildfires threaten Montana and Wyoming, and “Delta” is moving through the Southeast. It’s an active weather day! Delta will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the Southeast today, as well as severe storms to Alabama and Georgia.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

The remnants of Delta will produce heavy downpours in the southern Appalachians, while a strong cold front threatens to bring severe storms to portions of Minnesota and Iowa on Sunday. Behind that front, snowflakes are flying in the mountains of the western US. South of that front, dry and windy conditions will create wildfire conditions across parts of eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle.

 8 – 14 Day Outlook

Much of the US, including our area, is looking cooler and drier in the 8 – 14 day outlooks. It is quite unfortunate that folks out west are looking warmer and drier. That does not bode well for wildfire concerns.



Weather Shots

We’ve all know that weather gets calmer in the eye of a hurricane, but have you ever wondered if the ocean gets calmer too? Hurricane Delta crossed right over a NOAA buoy Thursday night, winds dropped to under 10 mph, but the seas were over 35 feet tall in the relative calm of the eye! So, while the weather may get calmer, the ocean remains a wild ride! Thanks to @CraigSetzer for the interesting info!

NASA Nerdology 

On October 8, 1967, Lunar Orbiter 3 was intentionally crashed into the Moon’s surface after completing its objectives. The probe transmitted 182 images of the lunar surface back to Earth, which were essential to determining the Apollo 11 landing site.

You all have a great day!

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