A week cold front will bring the risk for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. A few of those storms could be strong to severe, with damaging winds being the main threat. Behind this front, cooler and drier air settles into the region, leading to a beautiful weekend. Make outdoor plans and enjoy it. The heat builds back in for next week, with the hottest temps of the season coming. That air will not be as humid as this week’s airmass, so it won’t feel as oppressive and nights will be more pleasant. Dry air heats up efficiently, but it also cools off efficiently at night. It would be wise to prepare for an extended period of dry weather, especially if you don’t see rain today.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered mainly afternoon/evening showers and storms.
Saturday – Sunday: Mostly sunny & pleasant. Low humidity!
Monday – Tuesday: Sunny and heating up.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
The Storm Prediction Center has much of our area in the MARGINAL RISK for severe storms for this afternoon.
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. This particular model has the bulk of the activity threatening our area around noon, though a shower or storm could develop into the evening, as well.
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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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
1859 – Hot Santa Ana winds in southern California roasted fruit on one side at Santa Barbara.
1837 – Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent.
The area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean continues to struggle.
I’ll be at North School this morning talking to summer school kiddos about weather and space!
MM Classes for Kids
Both my Crossville and Clarkrange classes went so very well this week! We learned all about hurricanes and even made our own! We then made a cloud in a cup and did an experiment to figure out how much water was in our cloud. The kids had a great time learning and I had a great time teaching!
This week’s MM newsletter is about a story I found about a little town in West Virginia and how they deal with the heat. It’s interesting enough to share in a newsletter! That letter will publish by this afternoon. If you find this kind of info interesting, 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.