A weakening cold front will bring a chance for scattered mainly afternoon/evening showers and storms today. Only about half the area is expected to see rain. Any storm that develops could be strong, but widespread severe weather is not expected. Behind that front, lower humidity and pleasant temps will bring nice weather to the area Friday and Saturday. A return of humidity will bring a chance for an afternoon shower or storm on Sunday, with better rain chances coming Monday.
A tropical system in the Gulf is expected to become the first tropical storm of the season within the next 48 hours. That system will impact Florida this weekend. This storm will not bring rain to our area. Hurricane season began yesterday.
This Week’s Hazards
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Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening.
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny and pleasant.
Saturday: Mostly sunny.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.
Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
Storm Prediction Center Info
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our area in the MARGINAL RISK for severe storms, which is the lowest of the five severe weather risk categories. The risk is for a damaging wind gust with any storm.
Severe Weather Safety Tips
HRRR Radar Model
This model runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today, in one-hour increments. This particular model is very discouraging if you want rain. Hopefully, other guidance that suggest more scattered showers than this will verify.
Time is in 24 hour units, beginning at 7:00 a.m. today. Simply scroll to the right to see future hours.
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Five-Day Rainfall Forecast
This is the latest drought map, updated each Thursday. More drought info can be found at my link at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
On This Day
1998- Softball-sized hail is reported at Allons (Overton County). In a separate incident, lightning strikes a home on Temple Ridge Drive and starts a fire on the roof. The fire then spreads to the attic and walls of the house.
1886 – U.S. President Grover Cleveland (49) weds Frances Folsom (21), 1st presidential marriage to be held at the White House.
Hurricane Forecast (back for the season!)
The season’s first tropical storm is expected to develop in the southern Gulf by Friday night. That system is expected to impact Florida this weekend. The yellow X is another area of disturbed weather being monitored, but it will move out to sea.
The weather forecast is looking great for Friday at the Crossroads in downtown Crossville Friday evening! Stop by and see me in front of Hurricane Cycles, located across from the Depot! I’ll be set up with the Bigfoot Festival table!
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