A warming trend begins
MM’s Wx Vlog
Today’s Afternoon Wx Map
A weak cold front approaches Tennessee but won’t make it here. High pressure off the East Coast is in control today.
Local Seven-Day Forecast
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Breezy.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Much warmer. Breezy. Perhaps a sprinkle, esp north of the interstate.
Thursday – Friday: Mostly sunny. Unseasonably warm.
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. (This forecast could change)
Sunday: Chance for showers. Mild. (This part of the forecast will likely change.)
Monday: Chance of morning showers. Cooler.
MM’s Wx Concerns
Almanac for Yesterday
National High Temps for Today
If this were January we would be calling this the January thaw! Much of the country is enjoying above normal temps today.
National Low Temps for Tonight
Much above-normal temps have invaded the northern plains, giving them very mild overnight lows for this time of year.
24-Hour Temperature Change
Temps are considerably warmer for much of Tennessee and Kentucky compared to this time yesterday. The valley of East Tennessee was sheltered from the southerly winds this morning, which left them colder than surrounding higher elevations. That shows up very well on this map!
On This Day in Wx History
2001- Heavy rainfall event spanning two days ends with significant localized and river flooding across much of western Middle Tennessee. Some stations report large precipitation totals spanning the two days, including Clifton (8.44″), Dover (7.02″), Waverly (5.90″), Linden (5.77″), Lobelville (5.35″), Pinewood (5.10″), and Centerville (5.06″). The Stewart County Highway Department reports 14.6″ of rainfall in 24 hours, and 24″ over ten days.
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