Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Wed., Nov. 11

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Headlines 

A wet Wednesday

Falling temps behind cold front this afternoon

Next strong cold front arrives Sunday

Watching the tropics

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Showers and thundershowers. Temps will be falling this afternoon, behind a cold frontal passage.

Thursday & Friday: Clearing skies on Thursday will lead to partly cloudy skies on Friday. Mild.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Continued mild.

Sunday: A chance for showers, as a strong cold front moves in. Frost likely overnight.

Monday & Tuesday: Mostly sunny and chilly. Frost likely each morning.

Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern

Threats

Hazardous weather is not expected over the next week.

On This Day in Wx History

1960- An unusually strong cold outbreak produces a low of 19 degrees at Crossville. The temp dropped to 20 degrees at Nashville.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 91° at Fowlers Bluff, Florida 

Low: -9° at Poplar, Montana

Tropical Outlook

Tropical Storm Eta strengthened into a cat 1 hurricane this morning, but that will be short-lived. The system has drawn in dry air and will be in a steady state of weakening from now until landfall. Landfall is expected near or north of Tampa tomorrow afternoon. The system is expected to dissipate in the Atlantic, thanks to interaction with a cold front by the weekend.

Tropical Storm Theta had winds of 70 mph yesterday, just shy of hurricane status. However, the system is now weakening as it moves toward Europe. Our attention now turns to the system in the Caribbean. That is expected to become Iota within the next 72 hours. At this time, the storm is expected to move into Central America and not be a threat to the US. However, Eta took this same path and look where we are now. (ha) Stay tuned.

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Snowflakes are flying across the northern Rockies and northern plains. Meanwhile, heavy rainfall threatens an area from New Jersey to the Upstate of South Carolina. Hurricane Eta spins in the Gulf, weakening as it moves toward the coast of northwest Florida today.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

More snowflakes fall across the northern Rockies and the Great Lakes region, stretching back to Minnesota. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Eta makes landfall in Florida, with gusty winds and heavy rainfall.

 8 – 14 Day Outlook (Nov 18-24)

Very warm penetrates into the central US during this period. That warm air extends all the way into the Southeast. Dry weather looks to prevail for much of the country as well.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shots

Tropical Storm Eta has become a hurricane once again but it won’t be for long. Watch as radar shows dry air getting pulled into the storm from the west, eroding it away. The storm will continue to weaken as it moves toward the Florida coastline today.

NASA Nerdology 

F-15 Air Support patrolling the range during Endeavour’s STS-134 launch.

Happy Veterans Day!

Photo by @NASASpaceflight

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