More scattered showers and storms are likely today across the plateau, as our unsettled weather pattern continues. Much of the same is expected through Tuesday, with rain and storms being most numerous during the afternoon and tapering off after sunset. By Wednesday, a front moves in and gives us our best rain chance for the week, with some of that rainfall likely being heavy. The front clears through on Thursday and drops rain chances. By Thursday night, we should see clearing skies and pleasant overnight lows. Right now, the coming weekend is looking great.
This Week’s Hazards
While widespread severe weather is not expected, any storm that develops will likely contain deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, gusty winds, and heavy downpours.
MM’s Wx Vlog
Sunday: Scattered showers and storms, especially in the afternoon. South wind at 5 mph.
Monday & Tuesday: Scattered showers and storms likely, especially in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
Wednesday: Rain & storms. Some of the rainfall is likely to be heavy. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms. Clearing skies by sunset. West 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
1930- One of the most notorious heat waves is underway in Middle Tennessee. Nashville’s 104 degrees is the second of four consecutive days with highs greater than 100.
1606 – Possible first performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
An area of low pressure continues to organize in the eastern Atlantic and could become a tropical depression by Wednesday somewhere in the orange-shaded region seen below.
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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!
Next month’s topic will be the Artemis mission, as Artemis 1 is scheduled to launch at the end of this month! That mission will eventually take us back to the Moon and on to Mars! I’ll have more info on that class coming soon!
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