We’ve had very dry weather to start the month of October, and there’s more of the same in store this week. So far this month, Nashville has picked up exactly ZERO rainfall, putting us about an inch below-average for the month, and just over three inches below-average this year:
We’ll see increasing clouds overhead today, but no showers are expected, and temperatures will still reach the mid to upper 70s this afternoon:
The clouds will move off to the east tonight, allowing temperatures to drop into the upper 40s and low 50s by early Tuesday morning:
Back to the low 80s for highs tomorrow and Wednesday:
A slight chance of showers tries to move in Wednesday night, but at this point it doesn’t look very impressive. Futurecast tries to bring those showers into our northwestern counties after sunset Wednesday evening, with some hit-and-miss activity overnight and into early Thursday. Overall, it’s unimpressive:
Just isolated showers in the forecast Thursday through the weekend, with plenty of warmth:
While the rain chances are only around 20% at this point, we might see a slight bump in those chances later this week. Right now, the long-range forecast data is pretty muddled regarding the specific when/where of the best chance of shower activity — we’ll keep you updated throughout the week.
I’ll get back to the usual collection of assorted nerd-news tomorrow, but for today all of the links are related to Hurricane Matthew.
- Matthew resulted in 15 deaths in the United States, and caused over a million power outages. Preliminary damage estimates run from $4-6 billion.
- CNN has a good summary of Matthew’s rapid development, unusually long-lasting intensity, and slow progress through the Caribbean and Atlantic.
- It’s one thing to look at the rainfall data on a map, but pictures from the resulting flooding in South Carolina really put things in perspective.
- How much rain? Try trillions of gallons of total rainfall in the southeastern U.S.
- Matthew’s fury was especially felt in Haiti, where almost a thousand people lost their lives. Drone footage from that country shows the devastation.
- More drone footage, of damage in Florida due to coastal erosion and Matthew’s storm surge.
- The hurricane hunters had a bumpy ride (to say the least) investigating Matthew late last week.
- Matthew dredged up Civil War ordnance along the South Carolina coast.
- Matthew has now lost all tropical characteristics and continues to move out into the Atlantic Ocean. Last week were concerned the storm might “loop around” and head back toward the Bahamas and Florida, but that is NOT going to happen.
- While the storm itself is gone, the floodwaters will continue to rise today.