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MM’s Thur Wx Blog for Aug 26

Weather Headlines

Dodging Afternoon Storms

Heat & Humidity Continue

Tracking a Tropical System Toward Tennessee

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Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Friday – Saturday : Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.

Sunday: Partly to mosty sunny, with a chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday – Wednesday: Rain likely, along with gusty winds.

MM’s Wx Concerns

Be safe in the heat and be safe around any storm that develops.

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Summer Heat Resources

Hay Weather Forecast 

A tropical system begins arriving Monday. Get your hay work wrapped up before then!

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Today’s Stats

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

2007- The temperature hits 94 degrees at Nashville, the 32nd consecutive day with 90+ degree readings, a record. The average high temperature during this remarkable stretch is 98.2 degrees.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  116° at Death Valley, California

Low:   22° at Choteau, Montana  

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

It’s a hot and humid Thursday. Be safe out in the heat. A few afternoon showers and thunderstorms will bubble up in the heat of the afternoon. That rain chance is about 30%, with slightly higher chances across the higher elevations. Afternoon highs will be in the low to mid 90s statewide.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather

A few storms may linger into the evening in the central and eastern portions of the state. Otherwise, look for clear to partly cloudy skies overnight, with lows around 70 degrees.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

The workweek will end as much of the week has been; hot and humid, with an isolated shower or storm possible in the afternoon and evening. Afternoon highs should climb into the lower 90s statewide.


A hurricane reconnaissance aircraft will be investigating that system in the Caribbean this afternoon. That system is expected to become a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next 24 hours. The storm is then expected to enter the southern Gulf of Mexico Friday night. From there, the system should track toward the Gulf Coast, likely toward the Louisiana area. This has the potential to be a significant hurricane and everyone along the Gulf Coast, from Texas to Florida, is strongly encouraged to monitor this system in the coming days.

At this time, it looks like that storm will move toward Tennessee by Tuesday. That could bring us heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and even severe weather, depending on the exact track of the storm.

I should note that the orange-shaded area is not to be dismissed. We have plenty of time to track that system and hopefully it will curve out to sea. Incidentally, the other red-shaded area out in the Atlantic should move away from the US.

Sun & Moon  

Past 24-Hour Earthquake Activity

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