It will be hot again today, with highs in the low 90s:
Factor in the humidity, and it will feel like the upper 90s:
There’s a chance of storms again this afternoon, but it’s a lower chance compared to yesterday. The HRRR model isn’t impressed, unless you live in southern Kentucky:
At best, you’re only looking at a lower-than-50-50 chance of storms in your neighborhood:
More of the same tomorrow and Friday, albeit with a slightly higher storm chance. If you’re heading downtown for Live On The Green, be prepared for a passing shower — but I’m optimistic that the weather will be cooperative…the rain chances, anyway. It will definitely be warm and muggy:
The storm chances will ramp up as we head through the weekend — as the storm chances go up, forecast high temperatures go down (the mugginess, though, isn’t going anywhere):
There are a few different factors leading me to forecast such high rain chances early next week, and I’ll go into more detail once the rain chances come into better focus. For now, it’s sufficient to say I’m confident that we’re looking a pretty wet weather pattern for the first half of next week. The European forecast model shows widespread rain accumulations of 2″-4″+ over the next 7 days, most of it in the Sunday-Tuesday time frame:
Weather, space, and other science nerdiness…
- According to NASA satellite measurements, some parts of Mexico picked up close to four FEET of rain due to Hurricane Earl.
- There’s a 55-60% chance of an La Nina event developing this winter, which could impact the spread of the Zika virus.
- Greenland melting could expose hazardous Cold War waste.
- Why space weather matters: a solar storm in 1967 took the United States and Soviet Union to the brink of war.
- Video of the day: hi-def slow-motion movie of the plume from a NASA rocket.
- The rate at which stars are cooling could give researchers some insight into mysterious “dark matter.”
- Scientists can trace six centuries of plague back to one single strain of bacteria.
- Is your ring finger longer than your index finger? The answer could say a lot about your personality and your risk for certain diseases.
- “Community literacy” could change how we think about general science knowledge.
- What bioarchaeologists (yes, that’s a thing) can tell from the skeleton of the oldest known ancient Olympic athlete.
- De-bunking the science (or lack thereof) behind the athletic treatment of “cupping.”