More scattered showers and storms are likely today across the plateau, as our unsettled weather pattern continues. By Sunday, a bit more stable of an atmosphere develops and that should lower rain chances to 50/50. Higher rain chances will be quick to return, as our unsettled pattern kicks into higher gear, bringing likely chances for rain and storms Monday through Wednesday. Some of that rainfall could be heavy.
This Week’s Hazards
While widespread severe weather is not expected, any storm that develops will likely contain frequent lightning, gusty winds, and heavy downpours.
MM’s Wx Vlog
Saturday: Scattered showers and storms likely, especially in the afternoon and evening. South wind at 5 mph.
Sunday: Scattered showers and storms, espeically in the afternoon. South wind at 5 mph.
Monday -Wednesday: Scattered showers and storms likely, especially in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
The latest drought monitor 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
1890 – Thunderstorms left four inches of hail covering the ground in Adair County and Union County in Iowa. The hail drifted into six foot mounds, and in some places remained on the ground for twenty- six days.
1959 – A bucket survey showed that thunderstorms dropped 16.70 inches of rain on parts of Decatur County, Iowa. The total was accepted as Iowa’s 24 hour rainfall record.
1890 – At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the 1st person to be executed by electric chair.
1996 – NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars after examining meteorite ALH84001, thought to be from Mars.
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
Tjhere’s an area to monitor in the coming days way out in the eastern Atlantic. August is typically an active monrth for hurricane activity, so we’ll see how this one develops over the coming days and week.
August, September and October are typically the most active months for tropical activity, with the peak of the season coming near the middle of September.
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MM Classes for Kids
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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