MM’s Mon Wx Blog for May 24

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Weather Headlines 

A pleasant Monday

Humidity begins increasing on Tuesday

Chances for showers/storms increasing this week

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Monday: Mostly sunny and very warm.

Tuesday: Humidity increases a bit, which introduces a chance for an isolated shower or storm.

Wednesday – Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms. Most of us stay dry.

Friday: Showers and storms likely. A few storms could be strong.

Memorial Day Weekend: Partly cloudy and warm, with only a slight chance for a shower or storm.

Forecast Summary/Discussion

With humidity increasing a bit tomorrow, the chance for a shower or storm will increase. Most of us will stay dry. In fact, many of us will likely stay dry through Thursday. By Friday, a weak summer-like frontal boundary will drift through, sparking numerous showers and storms. We’ll certainly be needing the rain by then, especially for our gardens!

We could see some stronger storms on Friday, but it’s more like your summertime storms, with gusty winds, cloud-to-ground lightning, and heavy downpours. Widespread severe weather is not expected.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

Tropics 

No activity to report at this time.

Sun & The Moon 

On This Day in Wx History

1894 – Six inches of snow blanketed Kentucky! Just four days earlier as much as ten inches of snow had fallen across Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  103° at Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low:   11° at Flagstaff, Arizona  

Monday Sun Day

The sun is the closest thing to a perfect sphere ever observed in nature.

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

A mostly sunny Monday is on tap for Tennessee! That sunshine will warm temperatures into the mid to upper 80s, with many of our larger cities flirting with the 90-degree mark. Stay cool out there!

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Our overnight skies will feature a nearly-Full Moon and some passing clouds. It will be a mild night, with overnight lows in the 60s statewide.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

A summer-like Tuesday is in store for the state, as humidity begins to increase. That warm and muggier air will likely lead to a couple of isolated showers or storms in the afternoon. Tuesday is expected to be the hottest day we’ve seen thus far this season, with highs near 90 for nearly everyone.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

Mindaugas Gasparavičius captured this phenomenal shot of Mammatus clouds in April on the back side of a snow shower in Lithuania. These clouds more often appear after a thunderstorm and can lend a very eerie look to the sky. Add a soon-to-be setting sun and you have yourself a photo worthy of winning any photo contest!

NASA Nerdology 

NASA scientists report that the Mars Curiosity Rover, sent to the Red Planet in 2012, may have detected organic salts. On Earth, these salts are associated with organic matter. This could be one more clue that microbial life either once existed on Mars, or is still present there somewhere. Finding life in any form on any other planetary body would be one of the biggest discoveries in science in modern times!

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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