The stationary front that has brought unsettled weather to the region this past week has lifted out of the region a bit for today, which should lead to lower rain chances. Don’t cancel outdoor plans but keep an eye on the radar. By Sunday, the front lifts back into our neck of the woods and that will lead to widespread showers and thunderstorms for both Sunday and Monday. Some of that rainfall could be heavy. On Tuesday, the front has pushed through the region and that will lower rain chances once again for both Tuesday and Wednesday, with Wednesday looking like the driest and hottest day on the 5-day outlook.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Saturday: A chance for showers and storms by the afternoon and evening. Many of us should sty dry. Calm winds.
Sunday & Monday: Rain and storms likely. Some of the rainfall could be heavy at times. Southwest winds at 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: A chance for scattered, mainly afternoon, showers and storms. West winds at 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for mainly afternoon and evening showers and storms. Calm winds.
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
HRRR Radar Model
This radar simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today.
The drought monitor is updated each Thursday. This week’s map showed worsening drought conditions in West TN and improving conditions in Middle and East TN. All areas should improve after the rain we’re getting these days. More drought info can always be found at my tab at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
On This Day
1979 – A forty-minute hailstorm bombed Fort Collins, Colorado, with baseball to softball size hail. Two thousand homes and 2500 automobiles were damaged, and about 25 persons were injured, mainly when hit on the head by the huge stones. A three month old baby died later of injuries.
1948 – Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont).
National Day of Whistleblowers
National Whistleblowers Day on July 30th commemorates the day our Founding Fathers recognized the need to protect those who report corruption when they see it. The day reminds us to honor and support the people who speak up about fraud, abuse, or waste.
MM Classes for Kids
Registration for the Clarkrange class in August is now open! That class is August 4 at 5:00. Please allow extra travel time due to the Highway 127 yard sales that day. Registration is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeA9oc7Akb8UBKD3m3uG4kPdJh21dDhVm8REDO425ucJYnL-A/viewform I still have 5 seats left as of July 30.
The next MM kids class at TCAT in Crossville will be Wednesday, August 17 at 4:30. This class is now FULL but you can be added to the wait list at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6-ePugEZIhbSRl4x4zPYqcBWASNywEqW3Ar_17J0NgxXuIA/viewform
That class topic is telescopes, with emphasis on the new NASA James Webb telescope!
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