Learn all about Artemis at https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis-i/. Launch is scheduled for 1:17 CDT!
Rain and storms will rule the forecast for at least the next week. Some of that rainfall could be heavy and could even lead to localized flash flooding. Flood watches may be required by the time the weekend is over. Any outdoor plans need to have an indoor back-up plan.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Saturday & Sunday: Rain and thunderstorms likely. Some of the rainfall cold be heavy. Southeast wind at 5 mph.
Labor Day: Rain and thunderstorms likely. Some of the rainfall cold be heavy. South wind at 5 mph.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. Southwest 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 certainly 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. Remember, if you’re close enough to hear thunder (even if the sun is shining!) you’re close enough to be struck by lightning.
If you’re out driving and encounter heavy rainfall be safe on those roads. Remember, never drive across flooded roadways, especially if that water is moving. Localized flash flooding could occur with any storm this weekend.
Severe Weather Safety
On This Day
1954- Arid weather continues, as Nashville hits 101 degrees, following a morning low of 60. At Crossville, the high temperature hits 93, despite a morning low of 50 degrees.
1935 – Perhaps the most intense hurricane ever to hit the U.S. struck the Florida Keys with 200 mph winds. The hurricane produced a fifteen foot tide and waves thirty feet high. At least 400 persons perished in the storm on that Labor Day. The barometric pressure at Matecumbe Bay, Florida hits a record low for the U.S. of 26.35 inches. My grandpa was living down there and was only four years old. He still remembered this storm when he passed away at the age of 89.
Past 24-Hour Temperature Changes
Much cooler temps across the northern plains compared to 24 hours ago. This map will only get more interesting as we get deeper into the fall season.
Bluer colors represent colder temps from 24 hours ago, while redder colors indicate warmer temps from 24 hours ago. This map covers the time period from Friday morning to Saturday morning.
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: 122 degrees (red star)
Coolest high temp expected today: 43 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
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
Tropical Storm Earl is a 40 mph storm this morning. He is expected to curve sharply out to sea and away from the U.S.
Tropical Storm Danielle is also still way out in the eastern Atlantic. She did become a hurricane at one point on Friday, which makes her the first hurricane of the Atlantic 2022 season, but she has since weakened as she moves farther out to sea.
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