Things are heading in the right direction as we head into Father’s Day weekend — it’s still muggy out there, but the humidity will be gradually dropping today, tonight, tomorrow and even tomorrow night. The rather slow nature of the decrease in mugginess means that you won’t notice a huge change all at once…but we’ll go from dew points around 70 this morning to the 50s by Sunday morning! That’s a much better place to be on the muggy meter:
As the drier air works its way in from the north, we could see some scattered storms in southern Middle Tennessee today. I can’t completely rule out a shower or storm elsewhere in the Midstate, but the best chance should be in the southern tier of counties:
Even that 40% is probably a healthy overestimate, but better safe than sorry.
Dry weather will prevail this weekend, with lots of sunshine and that continuing drop in humidity. It will still be hot today…
…but the lower humidity makes all the difference in the world.
Last batch of nerd-links for a while. I’m on vacation next week, attempting to keep my nine-year-old niece entertained. If you’ve got suggestions for kid-friendly stuff, let me know on Twitter or Facebook! (We’ve got plenty of ideas, but you can never have too many…)
- The temperature in Phoenix Sunday and Monday will approach the city’s all-time record high of 122 degrees.
- Monday is the summer solstice, and it will be the longest day in Earth’s history…thanks to the VERY gradual slowing of the planet’s rotation.
- Astronomers discovered an unexpected excess of “hot Jupiter” planets in one particular star cluster.
- Star Trek is science fiction, but it actually does a pretty good job of incorporating science fact (sometimes, anyway).
- Properly timed exercise helps you remember new information.
- That little “kick” you get from your morning coffee doesn’t really help you if you’re extremely sleep-deprived.
- The scientific way to make that morning coffee taste better.
- Lots of news lately about antibiotic resistance. What would a “post-antibiotic” era be like? Is that a likely scenario?
- The ancient Romans had debates about banning weapons too.
- 5 bar tricks you can do with science.
- If you think scientists are super-serious people, check out the names of some of their research papers and articles.