Today it ends…yes summer ends…well at least the meteorological summer ends. August ended on a hot note, for the second day temperatures soared to 95. Now cooler air is temporarily on the way. A cold front will pass by tomorrow, opening the gate for cooler and less humid air to move in. Highs Thursday and Friday will be in the mid 80s.
A few showers and thundershowers are possible tomorrow as it passes by. Not everyone will see rain and nothing severe is expected. The winds will pick up too tomorrow, north 10-15 mph. Here’s the latest Futurecast timing.
The weather the next couple of days will be quite an improvement for outdoor fun, especially football. Vanderbilt and Tennessee are both playing Thursday night. Friday will also be nice but again it will be breezy.
Even though August is over and some cooler air is moving in that doesn’t mean we are done with hot weather. Before the holiday weekend is over the heat will return again to near 90 degrees.
A side note to this end to the meteorological summer…when compared to other summers on record, it was hotter than average. The hottest summer was in 1952 and the coolest was in 1976.
It’s typical for there to be hot spots and cold spots across the U.S. each season. But this year’s preliminary findings indicate nearly all of the country was hotter than average this summer. Only 3 of the 135 markets that Climate Central analyzed had an average summer temperature below its median value, and 77 of the markets had a summer among the hottest 10% of years in their period of record.
The full national analysis from NOAA of the month of August will be released on September 8. Their most recent monthly report indicated that the June-July period was the 5th hottest on record in the U.S.
Climate Central put together this graphic to show if the warming trend continues the weather in Nashville will be more like the weather in Mission, TX by 2100. That’s hot.
On a brighter note, we have several days of cooler air ahead. Enjoy.
I’ll have an update on Channel 4 News at 10pm.
posted 9:15 PM