Widespread showers and storms are expected today, with a great many of us picking up measureable rainfall. Some of the storms could be strong and some of the rainfall is likely to be heavy. Rain chances continue into the night. By Thursday, a strong cold front moves through, offering one last chance for scattered showers and storms. Then, skies clear overnight and the stage is set for an absolutey beautiful August weekend, with low humidity and pleasant temps.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Wednesday: Rain & storms likely. Some of the rainfall is likely to be heavy. Southwest wind at 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms. Clearing skies by sunset. Northwest wind at 5 mph.
Friday & Saturday: Mostly sunny with low humidity. Pleasant. North wind at 5 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and continued pleasant.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
On This Day
1980- Crossville sets its 5th consecutive daily record high temperature with a reading of 95 degrees.
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Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
Past 24-Hour Temperature Changes
Redder colors indicate warmer temps compared to 24 hours ago, bluer colors represent cooler temps from 24 hours ago.
The area of low pressure in the Atlantic seems to be struggling. Development is expected to be slow, followed by conditions this weekend that could cause the system to fall apart.
It was such an honor to have been invited to speak at the Tennessee Association of Soil Conservation Districts conference yesterday at the Crown Plaza hotel in downtown Knoxville. I had a wonderful audience and they seemed to really enjoy my weather talk. It’s hard not to have a captivated audience when talking weather with farmers! (ha) I always enjoying meeting new people and these were some of the best!
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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