Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Mon., Dec. 28

Headlines 

A sunny, nice Tuesday is coming

A big rain maker arrives by Thursday (2-3+ inches of rain)

A very wet New Years Eve is expected

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: After some morning light showers, skies should stay mostly cloudy the rest of the day.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Enjoy that sunshine!

Wednesday: Winds pick up and clouds increase ahead of our next storm system. Scattered showers develop overnight.

Thursday: Rain, heavy at times. A rumble of thunder is also possible. Rain continues overnight. Localized flooding is possible.

Friday: Morning rain, followed by mostly cloudy skies. Windy.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Chilly.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer.

Threats

Heavy rainfall is looking likely for Thursday and Thursday night. Rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches may be common across the plateau, with isolated locations measuring as much as 4 inches of rainfall. This could lead to some localized flooding issues. I’ll keep an eye on this potentially flooding situation.

The image below is from The Weather Prediction Center, showing estimated rainfall totals for this upcoming storm system for Thursday. Notice that the Cumberland Plateau is right in the middle of the 2-4 inches of rain swath.

Otherwise, neither severe storms nor wintry weather are expected over the next seven days.

On This Day in Wx History

1894- A cold snap brings record low temperatures to the Midstate. Nashville’s high struggles to reach 10 degrees, after a low temperature of 3 degrees. Brrrrr

Almanac

Station data remains unavailable.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 86° at Kingsville, Falcon Lake, & Pharr, Texas 

Low: -7° at Gunnison, Colorado

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Wintry weather will impact parts of New England with freezing rain and snow, depending on the elevation. More snow flakes are accumulating across the Great Lakes region. A new storm system will bring accumulating snow to the central plains, stretching westward to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Yikes! Freezing rain will bring ice storm conditions to an area of real estate stretching from the Panhandle region of Oklahoma and Texas, northeastward to Chicago and Detroit. North of that, heavy snow will fall across the Front Range of the Rockies and across much of the central plains and Upper Midwest.

 Weather Shots

South Carolina’s Lynn Wheeler took this photo of a nearly Full Moon shrouded in high clouds at Pawleys Island, South Carolina this morning. What a beautiful shot!

NASA Nerdology 

On his 43rd day, Astronaut Victor Glover (@AstroVicGlover) continues the work of his 6-month stay aboard ISS, he has the record for number of days in space held by African American astronauts. Records are meant to be broken! Congrats on his accomplishments!

You all have a great day!

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