A hot and humid pattern continues, with only isolated afternoon and evening storms possible. Those rain chances increase just a bit on Friday with the passage of a cool front. That front will bring lower humidity to the area on Saturday. That reprieve will be brief, as heat will begin increasing again by Sunday.
Next week is looking hot and dry. That heat wave will likely be less humid than the one we have right now, which will make the air feel less oppressive, but it will really dry things out fast. Drier heat will also decrease our chances of even a heat-of-the-day storm.
This Week’s Hazards
Keep in mind that any summer storm, while isolated, can be locally strong to briefly severe. Damaging straight-line winds are the main threat. Also, be safe in the heat.
MM’s Wx Vlog
Wednesday – Thursday: Partly cloudy and hot and humid. A slight chance for a mainly afternoon/evening showers and storms.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance of mainly afternoon/evening showers and storms.
Saturday: Mostly sunny & pleasant. Low humidity!
Sunday: Partly cloudy and warmer.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
There is a risk for a severe storm on Friday, as the cold front comes through. FYI, any isolated storms that develops Wednesday or Thursday could also be strong to severe, but that activity would be very isolated. The Storm Prediction Center has our area highlighted in a MARGINAL RISK for severe storms on Friday, which is the lowest of the five severe weather risk categories.
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
We find ourselves between two areas of severe thunderstorm chances.
Severe Weather Safety Tips
HRRR Radar Model
This model runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Only very isolated activity is expected today.
Time is in 24 hour units, beginning at 6:00 a.m. today. Simply scroll to the right to see future hours.
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Three-Day Rainfall Forecast
Drought info can be found at my link at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/. The maps update each Thursday.
On This Day
1952- The temperature at Nashville climbs to 100 degrees — the earliest date ever for a 100 degree reading.
1991 – Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, the second-largest volcanic eruption on Earth of the 20th century.
An area of low pressure may develop into a tropical depression by the end of this week in the Caribbean. Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to investigate the system later today.
MM Classes for Kids
Information about my classes for kids can be found at https://meteorologistmark.com/mm-kids/. The Crossville calss is full this week but there are still a few open spots for the Clarkrange campus!
This week’s MM newsletter is the about understanding dewpoint and humidity and what they mean to the “feels like” temperature outside. If you find this kind of info interesting for our area, you might consider subscribing to the newsletter at https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/! It’s only $5 a month or $50 a year, with proceeds supporting my education outreach programs with the kids.