Fair skies from a tropical storm
MM’s Wx Vlog
Monday: Fair skies, as clouds blow off the top of Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf. Continued dry.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with only a slight chance for an afternoon shower or storm.
Wednesday – Thursday: Mostly cloudy with scattered mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Friday – Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a chance for mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
MM’s Wx Concerns
Hay Weather Forecast
Moisture from Nicholas will increase rain chances for us by midweek. It’s best to get as much done as you can today and tomorrow, before rain chances ramp up by Wednesday.
Almanac for Yesterday
On This Day in Wx History
1979- Nashville records 6.60″ of rain as the remnants of Hurricane Frederic strike the mid state. A rainfall intensity record for 3 hours (4.12″) is set. It’s the greatest one-day rainfall ever recorded in September.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 114° at Death Valley, California
Low: 21° at Stanley, Idaho
The map below shows moisture from Tropical Storm Nicholas, as it moves inland late tonight on the Texas coastline. The storm will then slow down and drop lots of rain in the affected areas.
Nicholas is expected to weaken into a depression by Tuesday night. Then, it is expected to slowly move across the Lower Mississippi River Alley this week. The southerly flow ahead of the system will increase humidity across Tennessee, which will increase our rain chances.
Two other areas of concern can be found in the Atlantic. The orange-shaded region could bring a storm near the East Coast this week, while another area of concern near Africa develops this week.
Sun & Moon
Today’s Tennessee Weather
After morning fog burns off, look for partly to mostly sunny skies for this Monday. High, thin cirrus clouds will move in by afternoon for many of us. Those are clouds blowing off the top of Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s across the state.
Tonight’s Tennessee Weather
Under fair to partly cloudy skies, overnight lows will fall into the 60s. It will be a more humid night, as a moist flow from the Gulf begins in earnest. There may even be an overnight shower or storm across southern West Tennessee.
Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather
With increasing moisture from Nicholas and hot afternoon high temperatures, showers and storms are likely to develop across the state, especially in the afternoon. Those rain chances are greatest across the west and least across the east. Expect a 50% chance of scattered storms across West Tennessee, with those chances dropping to 20% across East Tennessee.
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