Rain Chances Increasing Tonight
Slight Chance for Strong/Severe Storms on Wednesday
Hurricane Season Begins Today
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Today: Partly to mostly skies. We should stay dry.
Tonight: Showers and a few storms develop across the region.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms now look likely. Some of those storms may be strong to severe.
Thursday: More scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few storms could be strong, but severe weather is not expected at this time.
Friday & Saturday: Partly cloudy and warm. Only a very slight chance for a shower or storm.
Sunday: A chance for showers and storms, mainly in the afternoon/evening.
Monday: Scattered showers and storms.
Guidance has come in strong over the past 12 hours for an increase in showers and storms for Wednesday. It had looked like activity would be scattered in the afternoon and evening. Now, it’s looking likely that we’ll all see some rain. The severe storm chances are low but not zero. It’s worth mentioning, but it’s nothing to be overly concerned about.
At this time, Friday and Saturday are looking much drier. Fingers crossed that forecast holds, because Wednesday and Thursday may be quite wet. Rain chances look to return by Sunday and especially Monday.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns
Any severe storm that develops should be isolated and brief. The main threat is to our west, but we’re not completely excluded. I’ll keep you posted!
The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area in the marginal risk for severe storms. This is the lowest of the five severe weather risk categories.
Almanac for Yesterday
The hurricane season begins today, but we’ve already had Ana. The next storm will be Bill. Hurricane season ends November 30.
Sun & The Moon
On This Day in Wx History
1966- Temperatures at Nashville and Clarksville drop to 42 degrees, setting record lows for the month.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 115° at Death Valley, California (they’re on a roll!)
Low: 24° at Peter Sinks, Utah & West Yellowstone Gate, Montana & Pinehall, New Mexico
The widest tornado ever recorded in the United States occurred at El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31st, 2013. The tornado quickly grew to a whopping 2.6 miles wide! Due to the twisters sudden widening, along with a rapid increase in forward speed, along with a sudden change in direction led to the deaths of three professional storm chasers.
Today’s Tennessee Weather
Look for clouds and sun in our Tuesday skies in Tennessee. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible across West Tennessee. The rest of us will be warm and dry.
Tonight’s Tennessee Weather
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop in the overnight hours. Otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy and temperatures very mild.
Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather
Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue on Wednesday. Some of the storms across both West and Middle Tennessee could be severe. The heaviest rainfall accumulations are expected across West Tennessee, where two to three inches of total rainfall is expected this week.
The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the widest tornado in U.S. history. The El Reno, Oklahoma tornado on May 31st, 2013 was up to 2.6 miles wide. Doppler measure winds equivalent to an EF-5 at 500 feet off the ground, but damage surveys only showed EF-3 damage at the surface. We still don’t know how dramatically winds increase from the ground to the cloud with tornadoes. The EF scale is based only on damage. The final EF-3 rating is a controversial discussion among meteorologists forever more.
The Moon, as captured by an Apollo 12 astronaut. A pretty wild picture, right?