Yuck…it was a very hot and very sticky day. Temperatures soared to 98 in Nashville this afternoon. It wasn’t a record but it was just 2 degree shy of setting one. There is some relief on the way. I’ll get to that in a moment.
Coincidentally on the hottest day of the year, NOAA released it’s summary for May 2016. Once again the global monthly temperature record was broken, making that the 13th consecutive month of record global temperatures.
- May 2016 was the warmest May on record, 1.56°F (0.87°C) above the 20th century average.
- It was the first month since Nov. 2015 with a temperature that wasn’t at least 1°C above average.
- All but one of the top 10 warmest months is from 2016 or 2015.
For the complete report click here. I am getting hot just thinking about it.
So now to that relief. A front is moving south. It’s triggered a couple of thunderstorms this evening already, producing some high wind and small hail. We may see a few more showers and thunderstorms tonight, but I don’t expect anything severe. The prize is after the front passes it won’t be refreshing, but it will feel a little better…not quite as hot or humid. An upper ridge will build back in from the plains states and stick around for the weekend. Here are the futurecast highs for tomorrow.
By Tuesday the ridge will start to break down and another front will slide our way. That will bring a few showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night. A few disturbances will trigger some more rain and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday.
I’ll have an update on the forecast on Channel 4 News at 10pm.