Scattered showers and storms are possible today, as another frontal system makes its way closer to our region. By Friday, that front moves on in and that should increase rain chances to at least 70%, especially in the afternoon. Thanks to that same slow-moving frontal system, rain and storm chances are expected to stay elevated through the weekend and into early next week.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Thursday: Scattered showers and storms, expecialy in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
Friday: Scattered showers and storms are likely. Some of the rainfall could be heavy. Southwest winds 5 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Scattered showers and storms, expecialy in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
Monday: Scattered showers and storms.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
The latest drought monitor, released today, shows worsening drought conditions in the northwest portion of our state. Middle TN shows dry conditions across the south and the Nashville area, while East TN is completely removed from any drought conditions. Hopefully, rains today and through the next several days will help the folks across West TN. For more drought info, including a look at the national map, please visit my link at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
On This Day
1882 – A vivid aurora was visible from Oregon to Maine, down the east coast as far as Mayport, Florida, and inland as far as Wellington, Kansas. Observers at Louisville, Kentucky noted merry dancers across the sky, and observers at Saint Vincent, Minnesota, noted it was probably the most brilliant ever seen at that location.
1944 – Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified.
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
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MM Classes for Kids
Registration for the Clarkrange class this evening remains open! 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.
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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