October 10: Dry Weather Continues, Matthew’s Aftermath

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:
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We’ll see increasing clouds overhead today, but no showers are expected, and temperatures will still reach the mid to upper 70s this afternoon:
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The clouds will move off to the east tonight, allowing temperatures to drop into the upper 40s and low 50s by early Tuesday morning:
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Back to the low 80s for highs tomorrow and Wednesday:
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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:
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Just isolated showers in the forecast Thursday through the weekend, with plenty of warmth:
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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.

The big weather story over the weekend was, of course, Hurricane Matthew — as it moved up the southeastern coast, the storm dropped copious amounts of rain:
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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.

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About paulheggen33

Morning meteorologist for WSMV-TV in Nashville.
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