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MM’s Fri Wx Forecast

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72-Hour Wx Summary

Look for more clouds than sun over the next three days. Some of those clouds may drop an isolated shower or sprinkle from time to time, but tainfall totals will likely stay around a trace. A bit of a breeze from the north will make it feel cool and very fall-like.

MM’s Wx Vlog

This Week’s Hazards

Widespread hazards are not expected over the next five days.

Five-Day Outlook

Five-Day Weather Forecast

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Northeast wind at 5-10 mph. with gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance for a shower overnight.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. North wind at 10-15 mph.

Sunday: Continued mostly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. North wind at 5-10 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Northeast wind at 5 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny.



On This Day 

2018- Crossville has their wettest September on record, with a total of 10.59″ of rain.

1950 – Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” is broadcast on TV for 1st time.


HRRR Radar Model

This simulation runs from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. tonight. Notice all the rain stays east of us through this time period.

Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

Drought Outlook 

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

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: 106 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 28 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: 81 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 19 degrees (blue star)

Hurricane Forecast 

Hurricane Ian continues to track more eastward. The heaviest rains will be to the right (east) and north of the center. It’s a rough day for the Carolinas, with tornadoes, flooding rainfall, and very gusty winds. Coastal storm surge will also be a hazard.

This shows the extent of forecast tropical-storm-force winds (winds greater than 40 mph).

Fall Foliage Map


Rocket Launch Update

Hurricane Ian really took a toll on the rocket launch schedule. The good news is that the Space Coast seems to have weathered the storm very well, thanks to lots of good preparation. The bad news is that I can no longer attend the launch of this particular rocket. BUT, I will be back down there sooner than later. I’ll keep you posted!

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