Upper Cumberland Wx for Tuesday, Oct. 13

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Headlines 

Nice weather this week and weekend

Showers possible Thursday night

Frost/light freeze Friday night

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today & Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Warm.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for an overnight shower.

Friday: Partly cloudy and chilly. Overnight frost likely.

Saturday: After a frosty start, mostly sunny skies will prevail. More frost possible overnight.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Pleasant.

Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with showers possible.

Threats

Widespread frost/light freeze is likely Friday night. This will end the growing season for many of us in the Upper Cumberlands. More scattered frost is possible Saturday night, as well.

Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern

A drier and more stable airmass will keep severe storms at bay.

Hay Wx Forecast

We have some good looking Fall hay weather ahead. The fields may be a bit wet Friday morning, after some showers Thursday night, but those fields will be white with frost by Saturday morning! It now looks like some showers may try to swing through on Monday now. I’ll keep an eye on that.

On This Day in Wx History

Today was a day of temperature extremes for the plateau on this day in 2000. The morning low was a frosty 35 degrees, while the afternoon high soared to 75 degrees. A difference of 40 degrees!

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 104° at both Palm Springs and Thermal, California 

Low: at Grand Lake, Colorado

Tropical Outlook

Time is running out for a disturbance nearing the Caribbean to develop into anything. Yesterday it looked like it had a decent chance for becoming a depression or storm. Now, it’s looking less likely. By tonight, harsh atmospheric conditions will likely be the end of this disturbance.

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Unsettled weather can be found across the northern tier of the US, but widespread hazardous weather is not expected.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

More unsettled weather for the northern tier of our country, with lots of snow flakes flying! The only hazardous weather expected, however, is from a wildfire danger across parts of New Mexico and western Texas, as well as across northern California.

 8 – 14 Day Outlook

Lots of cold air is expected across the central US from October 20 – 26. Warm weather can still be found on each end of the country. Most of us will stay dry, with the exception of the Northeastern portions of the US, where they could use some rain.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shots

The weather along a cold front can create some dramatic clouds on the plains. This photo, taken by @Brendonme, is from Wyoming on Sunday. We call this a shelf cloud.

NASA Nerdology 

Watch the skies! This October, for the first time in over 2 years, Mars outshines Jupiter as the 3rd brightest object in the night sky. Why? Mars is at opposition & in its closest proximity to Earth, as close as 40 million miles away. I’ll send out reminders this week when the sky allows us to see it so well. Dust off those telescopes, too!

You all have a great day!

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