Saturday looks pretty much flawless — just a few clouds, and warm temperatures with low humidity. Sunday’s very slight storm chance will mostly take shape near the Tennessee River, and even there the storms will be more “miss” than “hit.” Futurecast for Sunday afternoon isn’t overly impressed with our rain chances:
Monday will bring higher humidity and a better chance of midday and afternoon scattered storms — once again, the highest chance will be in the southern and western portions of the Midstate. As I’ve said all week, don’t cancel any outdoor plans…just plan on being flexible and ready to adjust if the need arises.
A little nerdy reading material to hold you over this weekend…
- New research evidence linking warmer conditions in the Arctic to extreme weather elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere.
- There’s still plenty of ice up there now though, and some of it could be finding its way to a bottle near you.
- The Earth’s rotation is slowing down ever-so-slightly (as has been for billions of years), so the month of June will be one second longer. More summer? FINE BY ME!
- The “most-luminous galaxy discovered to date” doesn’t sound like a very pleasant place…a supermassive black hole, ridiculous temperatures, and enough radiation to strip the paint off your house. Good thing it’s really really far away.
- Phil Plait wrote this a few years ago, but it’s an interesting question: how close is the closest-to-Earth supernova candidate?
- A cool video from Scientific American showing the ripple in space-time When Black Holes Collide
- Here’s your weekend motivation: a lack of exercise disrupts the body’s natural rhythms.
- A new study says our bond with dogs goes back almost twice as far as originally thought.