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MM’s Thur Wx Blog for Aug 12

Weather Headlines

High Heat & Humidity Continues

Watching Storm Chances Increase by Tomorrow

Tracking the Tropics and Tracking “Fred”

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MM News

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Radar & Wx Alerts Link 

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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Unavailable today.

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms, especially in the evening and overnight.

Saturday – Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

MM’s Wx Concerns

Summer Heat Safety

Hay Weather Forecast 

Keep in mind that if Tropical Storm Fred comes our way, Monday and Tuesday could be washouts. I’ll keep an eye on that.

Today’s Stats

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

1955 – During the second week of August, hurricanes Connie and Diane produced as much as 19 inches of rain in the northeastern U.S., forcing rivers from Virginia to Massachusetts into a high flood. Westfield, Massachusetts, was deluged with 18.15 inches of rain in 24 hours, and at Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the Blackstone River swelled from seventy feet in width to a mile and a half. Connecticut and the Delaware Valley were hardest hit. Total damage in New England was 800 million dollars, and flooding claimed 187 lives.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  117° at both Death Valley & Stovepipe Wells, California

Low:   25° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

Heat advisories continue today for West Tennessee and much of Middle Tennessee. High humidity levels and temperatures in the low to mid 90s will once again combine to create dangerous heat conditions. The rest of us will be hot and humid, as well. A few of us in Middle and East Tennessee may see some relief from the heat in the form of an afternoon thunderstorm.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather

A few of the storms that developed in the afternoon or evening may linger into the early evening for eastern portions of the state. Otherwise, it’s a muggy night for the Volunteer state and that high humidity will keep overnight lows in the low to mid 70s.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

More clouds and more scattered thunderstorms will knock high temperatures down a bit for Friday. Those rain chances are about 30%-50% statewide. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 90s for the Memphis area, but the rest of us should see highs around 90 degrees.


It continues to look like the state of Florida will get quite the hit from a tropical storm this weekend. The area to the right (east) of the center of a tropical system tends to have the strongest winds and heaviest rains. With this path, Florida is always in that part of the storm.

Landfall is expected in the Panhandle region early Monday morning. As you can see, the storm then moves northward, which could bring us rain as soon as Monday.

cone graphic

And there’s still that other system to watch that is coming in behind “Fred.” August is often an active time for the tropics, and this year is no exception.

Sun & Moon  

Drought Monitor

Past 24-Hour Earthquake Activity

The larger the dot, the larger the quake.

Tracking the Fire and Smoke 

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

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