April 22: Nearly Perfect Weekend Weather, Daily Links

WEATHER

Going to keep the weather portion of this short and sweet, since I’m running behind schedule this morning.  The SLOW-moving storm system that brought us the showers yesterday and last night will be out of here in time for the weekend, but we still have a chance for some lingering showers to re-develop east of I-65 today:
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Futurecast has been a little too fast with the speed of the showers all week, so don’t be surprised if those showers linger into this evening along the Cumberland Plateau and along the Tennessee/Kentucky state line.

Some patchy dense fog and low cloud cover will be with us to start the day Saturday, but we’ll clear out by late morning, and the rest of the weekend is looking ideal: pleasantly warm, with low humidity and lots of sunshine.  Enjoy!
WSMV 7 Day AM
The warm weather sticks around next week, with enough humidity to fuel some spotty thunderstorms Tuesday through Wednesday.  The long-range forecast models aren’t in good agreement yet regarding which day will bring us the best chance of strong-ish storms, but my money is on Wednesday at this point.  We’ll keep you posted.

The big national weather story next week will be a potential severe weather outbreak on Tuesday in the heart of Tornado Alley — southern Kansas, Oklahoma, and northern Texas.  The Storm Prediction Center has already highlighted that area with an extended-range outlook for a significant severe weather threat:
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I spent a little time diving into the model data this morning, and the various severe weather threat statistics (the ones we use to quantify severe storm potential) are absolutely maxed out along and east of I-35 in Oklahoma.  Here’s hoping something changes in the next few days to help reduce that threat…

 

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Some end-of-the-work-week nerdiness for you on this Earth Day…

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About paulheggen33

Morning meteorologist for WSMV-TV in Nashville.
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