A bit more stable atmosphere will lead to a lower rain chance today, though there will still be the threat for a storm in the afternoon and evening, especially with so much heat and humidity around. A cold front edges closer to the region on Tuesday and that increases rain chances. Those rain chances reach 80% on Wednesday and some of that rainfall is likely to be heavy. That cold front moves through by Thursday evening and that sets the stage for a beautiful Friday. Lower humidity levels will make for a pleasant feel to the air.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for an afternoon or evening shower or storm. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
Tuesday: Scattered showers and storms likely, especially in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
Wednesday: Rain & storms likely. 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.
Friday: Mostly sunny with low humidity. Pleasant. North wind at 5 mph.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
On This Day
1930- The heat wave continues, as Carthage and Lebanon set their all-time record highs with readings of 111 degrees. Clarksville sets a record high for August — 109 degrees. Other readings include Allardt, 102, Cookeville, 105, Crossville Experiment Station, 99, Dover, 107, Franklin, 104, Lewisburg, 108, McMinnville, 105, Nashville, 104, Tullahoma, 102, and Waynesboro, 104.
2001- A freak ball of lightning peels the bark off a tree and flashes through the crawl space of a nearby house under construction in Fairview. Two workers are injured.
1974 – US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day.
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
An area of low pressure continues to be monitored in the eastern Atlantic. A tropical depression or storm is expected to develop in the orange-shaded region by the middle to end of this week.
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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