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•A beautiful Friday
•A stormy Saturday
•Be weather-aware on Saturday
NOTE: I will issue a special blog post this evening at 7:00 to update you on Saturday’s severe storm threat.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Saturday is a weather-aware day.
Daily Forecast Summary
Today: Mostly sunny and quite pleasant.
Saturday: Scattered showers & storms. Some of the storms could be severe.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with showers likely.
Monday: Mostly sunny and cooler.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Mild.
48-Hour Precip Forecast
Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns
Once again, we have another threat for severe weather coming to Tennessee for our Saturday. I’ll keep a close eye on this for you.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion
Once again, we find ourselves in the threat for severe storms. This time, a stronger cold front and associated storm system are the culprits. Confidence is low but concern is in the medium range for me. I’m always a bit more concerned about weekend storms in the spring, because people want to be outside on warm spring days. Unfortunately, warm spring days can also spell trouble.
I’m going to wait on more date to come in today before I say much more about this threat. I’d like to see confidence increase before going much more forward with this. Guidance has been a bit unclear. I’ll issue a special update this evening at 7:00. I hope to have a better picture of what to expect by then. I have a feeling my concern will increase but we’ll see. For now, just keep this threat in mind when making plans for tomorrow.
On This Day in Wx History
1971 – Parts of northern and central Georgia experienced their worst snow and ice storm since 1935. Two-day power outages ruined two million eggs at poultry hatches. Two persons were killed when a tree landed on their car.
86 Days until Summer!
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 94° at Dundee, Florida
Low: -2° at Gould, Colorado
Today’s National Wx Hazards
A much quieter day than yesterday! Some accumulating snowfall can be found across the Rockies, while a wildfire danger persists for southeastern New Mexico.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Ma Nature doesn’t take much of a break these days. She’ll be making some noise once again on Saturday across the Lower Mississippi River Valley, extending northeastward to the Ohio River Valley. All modes of severe weather will once again be possible, including tornadoes. Flash flooding will also be a risk.
The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.
On this day in 1655, astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovered Saturn’s moon Titan. As far as we know right now, Titan is the only world in the solar system besides Earth that has standing bodies of liquid.
Pictured below is a natural color view of Titan and Saturn taken by Cassini.