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MM’s Mon Wx Blog for Aug 16

Weather Headlines

Rainy Days Ahead

Tropical Storm Fred

Tracking “Grace”

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Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likley.

Tuesday: The influences of “Fred” arrive. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely all day.

Wednesday: Scattered mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely.

Friday – Saturday: Scattered mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with scattered mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

MM’s Wx Concerns

Be mindful that any storm that develops over the next several days could contain deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, very gusty winds (briefly damaging?), and torrential rainfall that could lead to flash flooding.

NWS Wakefield on Twitter: "[8:55 AM] There are multiple Flood and Flash  Flood Warnings in effect across the area. In addition, many roads are  impassible or closed due to high water. Remember

Hay Weather Forecast 

It’s just not a good week to plan on doing outdoor work of any kind.

Today’s Stats

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

2007- In the midst of one of the worst droughts in Middle Tennessee’s history, the temperature at Nashville climbs to 106 degrees, setting a record high for the month. It is the fifth consecutive day with 100+ degree readings — the 9th in the last ten days — and also the twelfth consecutive day of at least 99 degrees. Waverly sets a new all-time record high with a 106-degree reading, and Linden ties its record high at 105.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  122° at Death Valley, California

Low:   34° at Stanley, Idaho 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

Unsettled weather will produce more scattered showers and thunderstorms for much of the state for Monday. Any thunderstorm that develops could produce torrential rainfall that could lead to localized flash flooding. Clouds and rain will hold afternoon highs in the low to mid 80s.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather

Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue into the night. Overnight lows will be near 70 degrees statewide.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Rain and storms will be most likely and widespread across East Tennessee, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred trek across the Tennessee Valley. The rest of the state will see scattered, mainly afternoon and evening, showers and thunderstorms. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s across West and Middle Tennessee, where rain chances are lower (30%-50%). Clouds and showers will keep highs near 80 degrees for the Cumberland Plateau and East Tennessee.


Tropical Storm Fred is getting stronger and now has winds of 60 mph. The storm will make landfall on the Florida Panhandle this evening. The storm will then trek northward to East Tennessee. Fred is still expected to be a torpical storm at landfall.

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The good news with “Grace” this morning is that she may track so far south that she misses the U.S. I’ll keep an eye on that.

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Finally, the depression near Bermuda is expected to become a storm and do a song-and-dance around Bermuda this week. Bermuda is the little island you see shaded in yellow.

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Sun & Moon  

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Past 24-Hour Earthquake Activity

Red dots represent the most recent quakes, while the larger dots represent stronger quakes.

Tracking the Fire and Smoke 

This is the first day in a long time that smoke is not blowing into our skies from the western wildfires. Notice the impressive the smoke blows out over the Pacific. Also note the impressive number of wildfires.

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