Strong to severe storms possible this afternoon and evening (threat comes after Noon)
A wind advisory is in effect for today for gusts up to 40 mph
A cool week ahead (keep sweatshirts handy!)
NOTE: If clouds clear out this evening, we may be able to see the Virginia rocket launch at 7:00. I’ll send out a special post later.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Current Radar (9:30 am)
Cumberland County is highlighted.
Daily Forecast Summary/Discussion
Showers and storms are making their way into West TN this morning. Those will arrive here this afternoon, bringing a chance for strong to severe storms. The main threat will be damaging straight-line wind gusts. Heavy downpours of rain and cloud-to-ground lightning will also be threats.
After this front passes, we’re all set for another chilly week. We may even see scattered frost in colder spots by Tuesday night.
Another chance of showers arrives Thursday, but overall, models are trending drier for the week.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns
My concern is still low but not zero. The Storm Prediction Center maintains their marginal risk outlook for our area, as well.
Almanac for Yesterday
Sun & The Moon (Back by popular demand!)
On This Day in Wx History
1985 – Lightning struck some trees about 150 yards away from a home in Alabama, and followed the driveway to the home. The charge went through the house and burned all the electrical outlets, ruined appliances, and blasted a hole in the concrete floor of the basement.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 107° at Rio Grande Village, Texas
Low: 15° at Sand Creek Station, Oregon
Wednesday’s Weather 101 w/ Meteorologist Mark (Coming May 12th!)
What is a rear flank downdraft? Fine out on Wednesday!
The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.
In an official statement, newly-sworn in NASA Administrator Bill Nelson says that China “is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris” following the uncontrolled reentry of the CZ-5B core stage earlier this evening.
The rocket landed somewhere over the Indian Ocean, near the Maldives Islands, late Saturday evening.