A slow-moving cold front will bring the risk for scattered showers and thunderstorms today, especially in the afternoon and evening. That rain chance increases further overnight, with most (if not all) of us getting some rain. The front pushes through by Monday morning, leaving us with just a few showers to start our new workday of the new workweek. Behind the front, we’ll see pleasant weather through Thursday.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered mainly afternoon/evening showers and storms. Showers and storms are expected to increase in coverage into the overnight hours.
Monday: Chance morning showers. Cooler.
Tuesday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cooler and less humid.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and warmer.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
The Storm Prediction Center has placed our region in the MARGINAL RISK for severe storms for this afternoon and tonight. Just be aware that any storm that develops could be locally strong to briefly severe.
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
HRRR Radar Model
This simulation is from 9:00 a.m. this morning to 9:00 p.m. this evening. Most of our scattered t-storm activity will come later today.
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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Drought info can be found at my link at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/. That link also allows you to compare this week’s map with last week’s. The maps update each Thursday.
On This Day
1994- Middle Tennessee is struck by four tornadoes during the evening. The worst is an F-3, which travels a remarkable 38 miles, touching down at Lutts (Wayne County), and traveling southeastward, passing through Iron City and St. Joseph before crossing the Alabama state line. There are 22 injuries, but no fatalities. Six more persons are injured along a four-mile F-2 path near Altamont (Grundy County). And an F-1 touches down near Topsy (Wayne County), cutting a five-mile path, but with no reported injuries.
1917 – 1st US troops arrive in France during World War I.
The yellow-shaded region is drifting westward from the Lousiana coast, so you folks with beach plans to Florida or the Alabama coast will not be affected by this particular system. The system will impact Texas by the start of this workweek.
Another area of low pressure now has a 70% chance for development (red-shaded region). That system may stay too far south to impact the U.S., though it still bears watching in the coming week.
MM Classes for Kids
Registration for the MM kids classes in July is now open! Classes cap at 15 students. The topic for July’s classes is rockets!
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