Yesterday was such a treat…it was cooler and less humid. That started to change today with the warmer temperatures…going from 82 yesterday to 88 today. The dew points went from the mid 50s Monday to the mid 60s today. The humidity and the heat will go up even more tomorrow.
The area of high pressure is shifting east bringing in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. The forecast for the next 4 days is easy to remember partly sunny, hot and humid with highs in the low 90s and a few isolated to spotty showers and thunderstorms.
The rain pattern will not be like last week…the showers won’t be as widespread. Last week brought so much rain that the grass is really growing. It’s also that time of year for ragweed. Many folks who suffer from allergies may be having a tough time with both grass and ragweed. Tomorrow the count will be 8.8.
It’s Tuesday Trivia Day, so here’s one for you. On this date in 1961, baseball size hail hammered Smith County. Baseball size hail can reach speeds of around 70 miles per hour as it reaches the ground. 1″ size hail is large enough to trigger a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. A baseball is over 2″ in diameter.
No hail producing thunderstorms expected this week, but you can always stay informed anytime anywhere about the weather with the 4WARN Apps. We have two WSMV and WSMV WX. You can download them for free on your smart phone. You have warnings for your area sent to you and you can look at the radar and check our forecast right on your phone.
I hope you’ll join me tonight for a weather update on Channel 4 News at 10pm.