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MM’s Thurs Wx Forecast for Sept 1

September 1, 1910: Glenn H. Curtiss made a return flight from Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio to Euclid Beach in Cleveland in an hour and forty-two minutes. While he did not break his August record for the longest flight over water, he did average around fifty-five miles per hour in his biplane, securing the record for the reverse course. He beat a brace of homing pigeons released just before he left Cedar Point.

Wx Summary

Another sunny day with low humidity is in store for the plateau. Afternoon highs will be warm, but with low humidity it should feel rather comfortable. By Friday, humidity begins to increase and that will bring back shower and storm chances, especially in the afternoon. A trough of low pressure moves in for the weekend and that feature, coupled with heat and humidity, will give us a good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms through the Labor Day holiday. There are indications that we may be between systems on Labor Day, which would lower rain chances for that day. I’ll keep you posted on that, as that could easily change.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog 

Five-Day Outlook

Weather Forecast

Thursday: Mostly sunny & pleasant. Enjoy the low humidity! Northeast wind at 5 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny & hot. Humidity begins increasing, which also increases the risk for a chance for afternoon showers and storms. Southeast wind at 5 mph.

Saturday & Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Southeast wind at 5 mph.

Labor Day: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. South wind at 5 mph.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

Widespread severe weather is not expected through the Labor Day weekend, but be advised that any outdoor plan is compromised by storm chances. Those storms will contain cloud-to-ground lightning, heavy downpours, and gusty winds. Keep an eye on the radar and have an indoor back-up plan for any outdoor activity.

On This Day 

1995- An Estill Springs, TN man sustains minor injuries as he sits outside on his patio. Lightning strikes a nearby tree and runs through the ground, then up the legs of the metal chair. He suffers a stiff neck and shoulders, and temporary memory loss.

1939 – World War II starts when Germany invades Poland by attacking the Free City of Danzig.


Today’s High Temps & Departure from Average

Today’s high temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average high temps and bluer colors indicating below-average high temps. White coloration indicates average temps.

Highest temp expected today: 124 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 41 degrees (blue star)

Tomorrow Morning’s Low Temps & Departure from Average

Tomorrow morning’s low temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average low temps and bluer colors indicating below-average temps. White coloration indicates average temps expected.

Warmest overnight low expected: 97 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 35 degrees (blue star)

Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

Fall Foliage Map (New!)

Colors are showing up in Alaska! We’ll follow the changing foliage to Tennessee in the coming weeks!

Drought Outlook 

The drought maps update each Thursday, so this is the latest map updated on September 1. Some areas of the western side of the state are beginning to get dry again. Hopefully, rains over the Labor Day weekend will help them out.

Estimated population in drought Areas in TN last week = 145,099

Estimated population in drought Areas in TN this week = 35,220

Hurricane Forecast

Tropical depression five has formed out in the Atlantic and could become a storm at any time. That system will stay out at sea. The red-shaded region could develop into a tropical depression at any time over the next 48 hours. That system is expected to stay out at sea but could bring impacts to Bermuda. The yellow-shaded region is struggling and conditions are expected to become unfavorable for development in about 48 hours, therefore that system will be short-lived.

MM News

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MM Classes for Kids

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Other important weather information will be shared when needed. This includes additional severe weather information, model data, drought info, hurricane info, and more. Many of these can be found as tabs to this page at any time.

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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