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MM’s Fri Wx Blog for May 7

Friday Funny

I feel ya, Phil.

Special Note

I had to issue a special blog post yesterday evening, when a line of storms dropping in from the north were more potent than expected when they arrived in Nashville. As expected (thankfully!), the line weakened significantly as it approached the plateau, though we certainly had some gusty winds that had descended from the dying thunderstorms. This is a map showing storm reports from that line of storms. Each blue dot represents a wind damage report. We’re thankful that stayed west of us.

Weather Headlines

A beautiful day today!

An unsettled weekend with severe storms possible Sunday

Unsettled weekend continues into next week

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast (The 7-day is back!)

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly sunny and nice!

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers, perhaps a rumble of thunder.

Sunday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe.

Monday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms, especially in the morning hours.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy.

Wednesday – Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

A cold will cross the state during the afternoon and evening hours of Sunday, colliding with a warm, humid, and unstable airmass. The result will be a chance for strong to severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center has not yet highlighted our area in a threat, but I expect that to change in future outlooks. I’ll keep you posted!

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

Today is looking like the last really good weather day for the next several days. We might squeeze out a good Tuesday, but that’s to many days away to count on. Get outside today if you can!

Sunday is the most worrisome day, at this point. Some of the storms that will move our way could pack quite a punch. That’s something I’ll have to watch closely as we go through the weekend. Be sure and check back for updates.

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

1840 – A powerful tornado wrecked many boats at the Natchez Landing in Mississippi, then plowed through the city on the bluff. The tornado killed 317 persons, and caused a million dollars in damage. Newspapers reported that, “The force of the storm caused houses to burst open.” The tornado was the most deadly and destructive in early American history.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  108° at Death Valley, California

Low:   8° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

It’s a beautiful Friday across the state! Have those sunglasses ready, because you’re going to need them! Wall to wall sunshine will fill our skies. It’s a mild day, too, with high temps in the low 70s in the west, to the low to mid 60s in the east.

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Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Clouds begin to increase overnight, as a warm front approaches the state. A few showers, perhaps a rumble of thunder, are possible along the northern border of Tennessee. That warm front will cause quite a temperature spread across the state, with overnight lows in the mid to upper 50s in the west, to the low to mid 40s in the east.

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Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

An unsettled Saturday is expected across much of Tennessee. Look for lots of clouds and a chance of showers and thundershowers. The best chance for thunder will be found across West Tennessee. A warm front will once again cause a large temperature spread across the state. High temps will range from near 80 for Memphis, to near 60 for the Tri-Cities.

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Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

NASA Nerdology 

“I touch the future. I teach.” – Christa McAuliffe

It’s teacher appreciation week, and we honor Christa McAuliffe, who taught students for fifteen years before she was selected to be the first teacher to go to space.

Christa lost her life in the Challenger explosion on Jan. 28, 1986.

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