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High Heat & Humidity Continues
Watching Storm Chances Increase in the Coming Days
Tracking “Fred” toward Tennessee
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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Today: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms, especially in the afternoon and overnight.
Saturday – Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely.
Wednesday – Thursday: Scattered mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
MM’s Wx Concerns
Any storm that forms over the next week could be strong, perhaps even briefly severe. Gusty winds, torrential rainfall, and deadly cloud-to-ground lightning are possible with any storm over the next several days.
Hay Weather Forecast
Almanac for Yesterday
On This Day in Wx History
1985 – Hail larger than golf balls, driven by 70 mph winds, moved down crops, stripped trees, and broke windows, near Logan, Kansas. Road graders cleared three foot drifts of hail on Kansas Highway 9 east of Logan.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 117° at Stovepipe Wells, California
Low: 32° at Peter Sinks, Utah & Choteau, Montana
Today’s Tennessee Weather
Look for hot and humid conditions to end the workweek, with a chance for mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Rain chances are about 50% for West and Middle Tennessee, dropping off to about 30% for East Tennessee. More clouds and better storm chances will keep temperatures around 90 degrees.
Tonight’s Tennessee Weather
A front moving closer to the state will keep a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the forecast into the night. Keep that in mind if you have evening plans. Overnight lows will be near 70 degrees, though high humidity will make it feel much warmer.
Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather
Showers and thunderstorms will be scattered about the state on Saturday. Those rain chances are about 50% statewide. If you have outdoor plans, be mindful of any storms that may be nearby. Increased cloud cover and more area-wide storm chances will keep high temperatures in the 80s for most of us, though high humidity levels will make it feel several degrees warmer.
The current forecast brings Tropical Storm Fred to the Gulf Coast last Sunday night. That track also brings the center of the storm nearly straight to Crossville by Tuesday night. This path is uncertain and confidence is low in the forecast. If this track verifies, however, we could be looking at gusty winds, some heavy downpours, and even the possibility of some severe weather by Monday. I’ll keep you posted.
There’s yet another are to watch behind Fred. The topics are getting busy!
Sun & Moon
The drought monitor is updated each Thursday. This is the most updated map.
Parts of East Tennessee continue to get drier.
Past 24-Hour Earthquake Activity
The larger the dot, the larger the quake. The red dots are the most recent quakes.
Tracking the Fire and Smoke
Smoke from the wildfires is being steered both east and west.