Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a few passing clouds. Much of the same is expected for Friday. By Saturday, a slight risk for an afternoon shower or storm enters the picture. The second half of the weekend will feature increasing rain chances, and those chances then stay elevated through Monday.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Thursday – Friday: Partly cloudy. Northerly winds at 5 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance for a shower or storm. Northerly winds at 5 mph.
Sunday: A chance for mainly afternoon showers and storms. Rain chances increase overnight. Southerly winds at 5 mph.
Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
HRRR Radar Model
This radar simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in one-hour increments.
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.
Drought conditions have improved here on the plateau and across much of Middle and East TN. West TN’s drought continues to worsen.
On This Day
1998- A widespread severe weather outbreak strikes Middle Tennessee with over 6 dozen reports of large hail, damaging winds, and two tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracks for 11 miles across Pickett and Fentress Counties – the first tornado on record to occur in July in either county. Another tornado is captured on video by numerous residents as it moves through the Double Springs area just west of Cookeville. Hail up to the size of apples falls across Cookeville.
1850 – First public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration by Florida physician John Gorrie.
Last night’s MM kids class went great at TCAT Crossville! The kids learned all about rockets and even made rockets of their own!
MM Classes for Kids
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Registration for the Clarkrange class in August is now open! That class topic is telescopes, with emphasis on the new NASA James Webb telescope. That class is August 4 at 5:00. Please allow extra travel time due to the Highway 127 yard sales. Registration is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeA9oc7Akb8UBKD3m3uG4kPdJh21dDhVm8REDO425ucJYnL-A/viewform