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72-Hour Wx Summary
Lots of sunshine awaits us for both today and tomorrow. Breezy conditions will also be present, as high pressure to our north fights the low pressure of “Ian” to our southeast. Those breezes will make it feel cooler. By Friday night, clouds thicken up and we may even see a few showers. Those showers looks to stay with us through Saturday, though forecast rainfall amounts have trended downward and continue to do so.
MM’s Wx Vlog
This Week’s Hazards
Widespread hazards are not expected over the next five days. The remnants of Ian will try to move our way for the weekend, but hazarous weather is not expected from that.
Five-Day Weather Forecast
Thursday: Continued sunny and pleasant. Northeast winds 5-10 mph, with gusts to 15 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy skies. Warmer. Northeast wind at 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. North wind at 10 mph.
Sunday: Continued mostly cloudy with a chance for showrs. North wind at 5-10 mph.
Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Northeast wind at 5 mph.
On This Day
1927 – An outbreak of tornadoes from Oklahoma to Indiana caused 81 deaths and 25 million dollars damage. A tornado (possibly two tornadoes) cut an eight-mile long path across Saint Louis Missouri, to Granite City Illinois, killing 79 persons. The damage path at times was a mile and a quarter in width. The storm followed a similar path to tornadoes which struck in 1871, 1896, and 1959.
1964- Smithville records its greatest one-day rainfall ever, with 6.35″, as well as Cookeville, with 6.06″.
1916 – American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world’s first billionaire.
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
As expected, drought conditions worsened over the past week. Unfortunately, rainfall from Ian will not reach much of Middle and West Tennessee, so drought conditions are liable to worsen even more over the coming week. Hopefully, East TN will get enough rainfall to help with their dry conditions. For even more drought info, please visit my link at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/
Tennesseans in drought conditions last week: 14,424
Tennesseans in drought conditions this week: 19,584
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: 30 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: 84 degrees (red star)
Coolest overnight low expected: 20 degrees (blue star)
Ian is now a tropical storm and will likely remain a tropical storm through Friday night. It is possible the storm could restrengthen into a minimal hurricane before making landfall again, though those chances are slim. The system will finally weaken into a tropical depression, as it falls apart in the southern Appalachians.
Forecast tropical-storm -force winds from Ian.
Forecast rainfall amounts from Ian that would reach at least one inch. The National Hurricane Center has removed us from the significant rainfall from Ian. That just means they don’t expect us to get an inch of rain or more. Lighter amounts remain possible from showers.
Fall Foliage Map
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