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MM’s Fri Wx Forecast for July 8

Wx Summary

A warm and humid airmass will produce a few showers and storms across the plateau this afternoon. A slow-moving cold front will begin approaching tonight and that will increase shower and storm chances to 80%. That rain and storm chance carries into Saturday, with rain chances tapering off late Saturday night. We get a break from widespread storm chances on Sunday and Monday, before another unsettled pattern brings back a chance for showers and storms by Tuesday.

Friday Funny

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog

Weather Forecast

Friday – Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely, even into the night. A few storms could be strong to severe. Rainfall could be very heavy in storms. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: A slight chance for a shower or storm, becoming partly cloudy overnight. Northeast wind 5-10 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy, with a slight risk for an afternoon shower or storm. Wind southeast at 5 mph.

Tuesday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon/evening. South wind 5-10 mph.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our area in the slight risk for severe storms for today/tonight for areas north of Jamestown and the marginal risk for the rest of us. We’re all in the marginal risk for tomorrow. The risk is low but not zero for both days. Damaging winds are the main threat with storms.

 SPC T-storm Outlook for Today

SPC T-storm Outlook for Tomorrow

Severe Weather Safety Tips

HRRR Radar Model

This radar simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today. Activity is expected to pick up overnight.

Drought Outlook

Drought info can be found at my link at That link also allows you to compare this week’s map with last week’s. The maps update each Thursday.

Drought conditions continue to worsen across the state and here on the plateau.

On This Day

1816 – Frost was reported in low places throughout New England.

1800 – Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives first cowpox vaccination in the US to his son to prevent smallpox.


Hurricane Forecast

No activity to report.

MM News

Registration for the Crossville MM kids class in July is now open! Classes cap at 15 students. The topic for July’s class is rockets!

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You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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