Hazardous weather is not expected today.
NOTE: If you know someone who is in Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama today please make sure they are paying attention to the weather. A significant outbreak of tornadoes is expected in parts of those states today.
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Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and very windy. Rain and storms likely late into the night.
Wednesday: Rain and thunderstorms likely, especially the first half of the day. Windy.
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Windy.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Light winds.
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Windy.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and nice.
This radar simulation starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 pm tonight, moving in one-hour increments. Notice how the storms lose their punch as they cross Middle TN. That’s good news! This simulation seems to handle this event very well.
Notice that this particular model fires up an intense line of storms across West TN. If that happens, they could see tornadoes from that line. Take note of this if you need to travel into West TN today.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns for the Week
The Storm Prediction Center has placed our region in the marginal risk for severe storms for late tonight and early Wednesday morning. This is a very low-end threat. A damaging wind gust is the main threat. The main focus for severe weather will be across Mississippi and Alabama today. After today, the risk for severe weather drops to zero for the next several days.
The marginal risk is the lowest risk of the five severe weather categories.
On This Day in Wx History
1968- An unusual late-season snowstorm strikes the mid state, as Murfreesboro receives its greatest one-day snowfall ever, measuring 10″, as does Lebanon, with 9″.
Almanac for Yesterday
A $1,000 grant for tablets for the MM kids classes was secured through Volunteer Electric’s Customer Share Program. This program receives funds from when you have your electric bill rounded to the nearest cent. Grants from this program total over seven million dollars to date! Please consider participating in that program. More info can be found at https://vec.org/community-programs/vecustomers-share/
I am also forever grateful to all those who gave money to make these tablets possible.
Last month’s MM class was postponed due to weather. That class has been rescheduled for March 24. We are always thankful for TCAT’s support in hosting our classes and for being so good to us!
Weekly newsletter subscription proceeds go toward supporting my education outreach, primarily including the monthly class for kids that I teach at TCAT. Try a free sample at https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/ and go to the “Free Sample” link. Subs are only $5 per month or discounted at $50 a year. Each week’s newsletter primarily focuses on the weather of the plateau.
The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is each Tuesday at 7 a.m. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are then released to the public each Thursday at 7:30 a.m. For much more drought info, please follow my link to https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
Local author Rita Reali has offered a portion of her book sales to go to Creative Compassion! That fundraiser began March 4th and continues through June 4th. To purchase a book just go to https://www.amazon.com/Rita-M.-Reali/e/B08CCC355N?fbclid=IwAR3_Dxr1GgOMOzX8XLwU4r2VYRpN_0xACQ5tomsWnxJyFPZxnUgcbLHcPk0.
Our next book signing event will be Saturday, April 30 at GrinderHouse Coffee on Main Street in Crossville. Come out and visit us between 11:00-1:00! We sure would love to see ya!
I’m proud to be the Deputy Director of Creative because Creative benefits mainly local low-income residents with various housing needs, including rent, utility, or mortgage assistance. Anyone can encounter a time when they need a hand up and Creative is here to help in any way we can, regardless of income level! Since January 1st, we’ve helped 12 families with rent/mortgage/utility assistance who have encountered loss of work due to sickness. We can help with these needs even if you are not considered “low-income” because we know anyone can fall on hard times due to sickness or a death in the family.
With the help of donations, we’ll be able to help even more folks, including our veterans and elderly residents who need our help. For more info on our organization or to give (any amount is appreciated!), please see https://ccihomes.org/ and/or let me know if you have any questions or fundraising ideas!
I had my first GED graduate at the jail this week! What a celebration that was! If you or someone you know needs a high school diploma just let me know and I’ll help you get that degree! Contact me or someone at the adult education center today to get the diploma you’ve always wanted! http://www.pcsstn.com/home