High Heat & Humidity
Some Relief by the Weekend
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Come out to Roane State Wednesday evening for some stargazing! Roane State Community College is inviting us to come out and see the Perseids Meteor shower, which will be peaking Wednesday night. We’ll have telescopes for you to check out some planets and all kinds of other cool things! I’ll do my best to let you know what you’re seeing, along with some cool space tidbits. We’ll be meeting at 7:00. Just look for the telescopes! See you there!
The next MM Kids Class will be Tuesday, August 17th at 4:30 at TCAT. Come on out and learn all about lightning! Registration is required and that form can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9Cjj2wl2885ma_YxjcPycliewM_Z3MI1qo6By8hmZvz64xQ/viewform. Class will be capped at 12 students and mask wearing is encouraged. Class is FREE!
Radar & Wx Alerts Link
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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Today – Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms, especially after dark.
Saturday – Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
MM’s Wx Concerns
Any storm that develops this time of year tends to have lots of lighting. Please be safe if you’re caught outside during a storm.
High heat and humidity levels will lead to dangerously hot conditions in the afternoons this week, especially on Wednesday and Thursday. Be safe if you must be outside.
Hay Weather Forecast
Today’s Stats (New!)
Almanac for Yesterday
On This Day in Wx History
1980- Crossville sets its 5th consecutive daily record high temperature with a reading of 95 degrees.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 118° at Death Valley, California
Low: 25° at Mackay, Idaho
Today’s Tennessee Weather
Scattered thunderstorms will once again develop today across the state, especially this afternoon. Storm coverage will be least across West Tennessee and that will allow for hotter temperatures there. Heat advisories are in effect for that portion of the state again today, as afternoon highs climb into the mid 90s. Elsewhere, more clouds and scattered storms will lead to afternoon highs near 90 degrees. High humidity levels will make temps feel much hotter than they are.
Tonight’s Tennessee Weather
A few storms linger into the early evening for the middle and eastern regions of the state. Otherwise, look for clear to partly cloudy skies tonight. Muggy overnight lows will only fall to near 80 across the westernmost region of the state, while lows fall into the low to mid 70s elsewhere.
Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather
Afternoon storm chances continue for Middle and East Tennessee again for Wednesday, though coverage should be less than that of Tuesday’s storms. West Tennessee will likely stay dry, which will allow afternoon temps to combine with high humidity to form a dangerously hot day there. Heat advisories will be needed once again and those advisories may extend into Middle Tennessee , as well.
The system that will likely become Tropical Storm Fred continues to look like a threat to the US Gulf Coast. Anyone with travel plans to the Coast should monitor this very closely. A hurricane hunter is scheduled to investigate this system this morning.
Sun & Moon
The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.
Past 24-Hour Earthquake Activity
Red dots are the most recent quakes. The larger the dot, the larger the quake.
Tracking the Fire and Smoke
Plenty of smoke continues to fill our skies again today.
You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!
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