I’m working on a kids class this month that will be focused on fire tornadoes! Stay tuned!
A warm, humid, and unsettled pattern continues
Any storm that develops in this airmass could be strong
Drier by the weekend (fingers crossed!)
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Today – Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon and evening hours.
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a chance for a shower or storm.
Sunday – Monday: Partly to mostly sunny, with just a slight chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns
Almanac for Yesterday
The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor an area of low pressure off the coast of Costa Rica. Chance of development is now at 30% (up from a 20% chance yesterday). The system is expected to stay away from the U.S.
There are indications that other areas of the tropics may become more active over the next 7-10 days, so stay tuned!
Sun & The Moon
Planting by the Moon
On This Day in Wx History
1953 – The worst tornado of record for the state of Michigan killed 116 persons. Flint was hardest hit, where the tornado grew to half a mile in width and destroyed 200 homes on Coldwater Road, killing entire families.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 115° at Rio Grande Village, Texas
Low: 22° at both Sand Creek Station & Prairie City, Oregon
Tornadoes have occurred in all 50 states. Alaska has reported the fewest, followed by Hawaii. Alaska is too cool for tornadoes, as you might imagine. Hawaii is too tropical and, with no big clashes in air masses, tornadoes remain obscure.
Today’s Tennessee Weather
A warm, humid, and unsettled pattern continues. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be found across the state once again today, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. Some of the storms will produce heavy rainfall, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty winds.
Tonight’s Tennessee Weather
Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue overnight. It will be a warm and muggy night, with lows near 70 degrees statewide.
Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather
Guess what? You got it! More scattered showers and thunderstorms will be found all across the state once again. As with Tuesday, the greatest chance for storms will be in the afternoon and evening hours and any storm that develops will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty winds.
The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.
AccuWeather’s Tony Laubach (@TonyLaubach) captured this tornado and lightning from his brand new home in Colorado! For a storm chaser, that’s a heck of a “welcome home!”
A solar eclipse will occur Thursday morning. We may be able to see it at about 5:21 in the morning. As best I can tell, the moon may cover as much as 10% of the sun. That could make for a cool sunrise pic! This all, of course, heavily depends on how many clouds are around. I’ll keep you posted!