Ida has Arrived
MM’s Wx Vlog
Tuesday: Rain likely, along with very gusty winds. Winds could gust to 30+ mph. Rainfall could be heavy. An isolated tornado is possible.
Wednesday: Ida’s rain moves out. A peak of sun is possible by evening.
Thursday – Saturday: Mostly sunny.
Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance for an afternoon thunderstorm.
Labor Day: Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance for an afternoon thunderstorm.
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MM’s Wx Concerns
My concerns have decreases just a bit, as the track of the low has been adjusted southward just a bit. Still, we must be concerned about heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and even an isolated tornado. That tornado threat appears to be greatest for areas generally south of Interstate 40.
Hay Weather Forecast
Almanac for Yesterday
On This Day in Wx History
2017- The remnants of Hurricane Harvey move across Middle Tennessee from August 31 through September 2, producing strong winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and a few tornadoes. Clarksville measures a 49 mph wind gust, while Nashville measures a 47 mph gust. Very heavy rainfall causes widespread flash flooding across several counties including the western and northern Nashville metro area. Numerous homes and cars are flooded, many roads are underwater including Interstate-40, and 30 water rescues are conducted. Greenbrier measures a total of 10.96″ of rain, Cedar Hill reports 10.67″, and 7.87″ falls in Goodlettsville. Four tornadoes also touch down across Middle Tennessee, the strongest being an EF-1 that damages several homes in the Bordeaux area of Nashville.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 120° at Death Valley, California
Low: 24° at Peter Sinks, Utah
The tropics remain quite active today. Thankfully, Kate is expected to stay disorganized and out at sea. Both the yellow-shaded and red-shaded regions will have to be monitored closely, though neither are an immediate threat to the US.
Sun & Moon
Today’s Tennessee Weather
The remnants of “Ida” are passing across the state today. Flash flood watches are in effect today for Middle and East Tennessee. As the storm moves east, skies should clear out for folks across West Tennessee. The rest of us will see clouds and showers, perhaps even some rumbles of thunder. The winds will be breezy and, at times, gusty. The greatest risk for a tornado spin-up is across East Tennessee. Clearer skies will lead to warmer temperatures for the western side of the state, while clouds and showers keep the rest of us cooler.
Tonight’s Tennessee Weather
Showers linger for much of Middle and East Tennessee tonight. Thunderstorms remain likely for the easternmost sections of the state, with perhaps the risk for an isolated tornado spin-up. Flood watches remain in effect overnight for at least East Tennessee. Overnight lows will be in the mid to upper 60s statewide.
Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather
“Ida” moves away from Tennessee during the day Wednesday. That will give folks across the western half of the state some sunshine, while the rest of us see rain move east. Lots of August sunshine will lead to high temps near 90 for the Memphis area, while some clouds and lingering precip keeps the rest of us much cooler.
Look for me at the Rat Run at the Fairgrounds this Saturday! I’ll be at the Bigfoot booth! More information on this event can be found at https://cumberlandcountytn.gov/events/2020-rat-run-on-the-mountain/
Meteorologist Mark Pro
The newest MM WeatherLetter comes out today! A new WeatherLetter is released each Tuesday. Today’s letter is now a special edition that is devoted to Hurricane Ida. Topics include how the storm became so strong, the complications of evacuations, and why New Orleans is sinking. Those stories and more will be available today at https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/!