A beautiful weekend to look forward to
MM’s Wx Vlog
Friday: Clearing skies. Sunny by afternoon.
Weekend: Mostly sunny.
Monday: Partly cloudy.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance for a shower or storm.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance for a shower or storm.
MM’s Wx Concerns
Almanac for Yesterday
On This Day in Wx History
1871 – Prolonged drought and desiccating winds led to the great Chicago fire, the Peshtigo horror, and the Michigan fire holocaust. Fire destroyed more than seventeen thousand buildings killing more than 200 persons in the city of Chicago, while a fire consumed the town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin killing more than 1100 persons. In Wisconsin, a million acres of land were burned, and in Michigan, 2.5 million acres were burned killing 200 persons. “Tornadoes of fire” generated by intense heat caused houses to explode in fire, and burned to death scores of persons seeking refuge in open fields.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 102° at Rio Grande Village, Texas
Low: 17° at Marion, Montana
Our system just keeps holding on! There is now a 30% chance of it developing into a tropical depression or storm by Sunday. Then, a front will kick it out to sea and end any chance it has for strengthening. Cold fonts are bullies like that…..
Sun & Moon
The first Upper Cumberland Bigfoot festival is coming October 16th! Go to https://ucbigfoot.com/ for more information! Look for my booth at the festival! I’ll have shirts and pictures to sell, as well as some goodies to give away while supplies last.
Today’s Tennessee Weather
Morning fog will give way to partly to mostly sunny skies across much of Tennessee for our Friday. A few of those clouds may drop a shower or sprinkle across northern Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau today. A couple of storms can’t be ruled out for East Tennessee. With more sunshine, areas of West Tennessee will warm into the mid 80s. The rest of the state can look for highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Tonight’s Tennessee Weather
A few isolated storms may linger into the evening across the far eastern portions of the state. Otherwise, expect clear skies that will lead to patchy dense fog overnight. Look for comfortable overnight lows near 60 degrees for most.
The Weekend’s Tennessee Weather
A few passing clouds will do little to hinder the abundant sunshine coming to our Tennessee skies this weekend! Warm afternoon highs will range from the upper 80s across West Tennessee, to the lower 80s across the east. Mild overnight lows will fall into the 60s.
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