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MM’s Sat Wx Forecast for July 9

Wx Summary

A slow-moving cold front is making its way through the region today, kicking off scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be strong. By Sunday, drier air filters in, leaving us with only a slight risk for a shower or storm. The new workweek starts off dry but rain chances quickly return by Tuesday at 30%. By Wednesday, those rain chances increase to 50%.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog

Weather Forecast

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. Wind south at 5 mph.

Tuesday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon/evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.

Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Southwest wind at 5 mph.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our area in the marginal risk for severe storms for today/tonight. This is the lowest of the five severe weather risk categories.

 SPC T-storm Outlook for Today

On the graphic below, the upper left is the severe weather outlook. The upper right map shows tornado potential. The lower left shows hail potential and the lower right shows damaging wind potential.

Severe Weather Safety Tips

HRRR Radar Model

This radar simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today. Scattered activity it expected all day. Don’t focus on exact locations of precip, as this is a model.

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

1987 – Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Michigan. A tornado near Munising, Michigan, destroyed part of a commercial dog kennel, and one of the missing dogs was later found unharmed in a tree top half a mile away. 

1868 – Louisiana and South Carolina are the last states to ratify the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing civil rights.


Hurricane Forecast

No activity to report.

MM Classes for Kids

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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