Humidity begins to increase a bit today, which could lead to a shower or storm on the plateau by this evening. Humidity increases a bit more tomorrow, which could lead to a few more showers and storms on the plateau. By Friday, a slow moving cold front begins sagging into the area, which is expected to lead to scattered showers and thunderstorms through the holiday weekend. The weekend is not looking like a washout, but you need to keep that storm chance in mind if you have outdoor plans. Any storm that develops could be intense (like any summer storm)
This Week’s Hazards
Any storm that develops could be locally strong, with deadly lightning, heavy rainfall, and gusty winds.
MM’s Wx Vlog
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and getting warmer. Humidity begins increasing. Only a slight chance for an afernoon shower or storm.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and humid, with a chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.
Friday – Sunday: Scattered showers and storms, especially in the afternoons and evenings.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
Just be mindful that while widespread severe weather is not expected, any storm that develops could be intense.
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
Notice East TN is highlighted for general t-storm chances.
HRRR Radar Model
This radar simulation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m.
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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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
2012- An abnormally hot, dry air mass settles over Middle Tennessee. Nashville sets its all-time record high temperature, reaching 109 degrees. Crossville also sets a new all-time record high at 102. It’s only the 2nd time Crossville has ever reached triple digits. Other all-time record highs are set at Neapolis (110), Woodbury (110), Columbia (109), Kingston Springs (109), Cheatham Dam (108), Franklin (108), Lafayette (108), Shelbyville (108), Sparta (108), Mt. Pleasant (107), Lawrenceburg (106), McMinnville (106), Old Hickory Dam (106), Portland (106), Pulaski (106), Springfield (106), Bethpage (105), Cookeville (105), Gainesboro (105), Jamestown (103), and Monterey (103).
1964 – Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes after an 83-day filibuster in the US Senate.
The tropics remain active, with the orange-shaded region in the Gulf of most concern to the U.S. That disturbance will drift west and northwest to Texas. It could develop into a tropical storm before making landfall over the next 48 hours.
Another area of low pressure (yellow-shaded region) will be monitored in the coming days. The red “x” will move westward and not affect the U.S.
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!
For the Crossville class, register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvhcw3cXep6sfQaIFlV7W02HDLBJ5pBoISxNYEjLufIl5ctw/viewform
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