June 28: Lower Humidity, Daily Links

WEATHER

We started off this morning with some VERY dense fog, but now that the fog is gone our temperatures will be warming up substantially.  Highs this afternoon will be a couple degrees above average, around or just above 90 degrees:
TUESDAY HIGHS

So…yeah, that’s still hot.  But the humidity will be heading in nicer direction over the next 36 hours.  It still felt gross this morning, with dew points around 70 — slightly better than the low to mid 70s of Monday, but still not where we want to be on the “muggy meter”:
MuggyMeter
But dew points will be down to the low to mid 60s this afternoon…
TUESDAY AFTERNOON DEW POINTS
…down to around 60 by early Wednesday morning…
WEDNESDAY MORNING DEW POINTS
…and into the 50s by Wednesday afternoon!
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON DEW POINTS

The drier will be pushed our way by northerly winds — those winds will squeeze the atmosphere a bit this afternoon, which mostly just means we’ll see some clouds overhead.  I can’t completely rule out the possibility of an isolated shower/storm this afternoon, but I’m not willing to call it anything higher than a 10% chance:
WSMV 7 Day AM
Wednesday and Thursday are looking quite nice — warm, but that’s perfectly normal for late June.  The lower humidity makes all the difference!

You probably also noticed the storm chances for the 4th of July weekend…I wish I had better news for you there.  At this point, the more reliable long-range forecast models (particularly the European model) are depicting a weak front that will get stuck in our neighborhood, yielding a pretty good chance of storms each day.  Total rainfall amounts from the European model might make you re-think your outdoor plans…
PAUL ECMWF RAIN
…but don’t cancel anything yet!  It’s only Tuesday, so there’s time for the weather pattern to shift, or for the models to change their minds.  Plus, as we get closer to the weekend we’ll (hopefully) be able to narrow down the timing/placement of the best rain chances.  If you have outdoor stuff on your agenda, just have an indoor “Plan B” in mind, but hold off a few days before you pull the trigger on that.  We’ll keep you updated throughout the week.

 

LINKS

Lots of space stuff in the nerd-news today, but we’ll lead off with some serious mathematical geekiness…

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About paulheggen33

Morning meteorologist for WSMV-TV in Nashville.
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