72-Hour Wx Summary
Partly to mostly cloudy skies today will produced scattered showers and thunderstorms as we go through the day. That precip should clear out later this evening, giving us a mostly clear and starry night. Monday and Tuesday will feature mostly sunny days and clear and more starry nights, with very comfortable temps.
MM’s Wx Vlog
This Week’s Hazards
A strong storm or two can’t be completely ruled out this afternoon, though many of us should just see typical showers and thundertorms.
Five-Day Weather Forecast
Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Monday & Tuesday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Chilly overnight lows.
Wednesday & Thursday: Continued sunny and pleasant.
On This Day
1977- An F-0 tornado cuts a five-mile path across Cumberland County, near Homestead and Dorton. No injuries are reported. This tornado traveled through the Dorton area, ripping trees from the ground and tearing away roofing and walls of several buildings. It touched down briefly in the Byrds Creek area uprooting 75 large trees at the Rowell’s apple orchard and damaging a motel. After leaving the Rowell property, it crossed Highway 70 uprooting more trees and ripping sections of a roof and tearing the back side from one of the large stone cutting buildings. (SHAMBURGER 2015)
HRRR Radar Model
This radar model is from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
Past 24-Hour Temperature Changes
Bluer colors represent colder temps from 24 hours ago, while redder colors indicate warmer temps from 24 hours ago.
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: 110 degrees (red star)
Coolest high temp expected today: 42 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: 89 degrees (red star)
Coolest overnight low expected: 25 degrees (blue star)
Hurricane Ian is expected to rapidly intensify today, becoming a major hurricane by tomorrow night. The storm is then expected to become a cat 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, making landfall sometime Thursday night. The storm is expected to begin weakening just before making landfall, but is still expected to be a major hurricane when it comes ashore.
The map below shows forecast wind speeds and areas affected by those winds.
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