After a weekend with some frosty mornings, this week is off to a dry and hot week. Today reached 80 degrees, well above the average of 69 and not so far from the record of 85 degrees from 2000. That is setting the tone for the week.
This dry pattern is brutal for the drought situation. In Nashville, there is a 4″ rainfall deficit for the month, putting the heart of the Mid-state in an extremely dry condition. A moderate to severe drought is evident across the south.
Late Wednesday into early Thursday a week front will bring a small chance of showers, I’m talking a tenth of an inch if that. That’s not much help. You can see the Futurecast model is not overly impressed with the possibility of getting much rain.
So get ready for a warm and mostly dry week.
Nothing severe is expected this week, but I want you to be prepared when the weather is severe. Our final Surviving the Storm program is this Thursday. Come and see us, the entire 4WARN will be in Nashville at Stratford Magnet High School. We have a great show planned with games and experiments to help you understand more about weather and what to do when it’s bad. Bring your weather radio and folks from the National Weather Service will be there to program it for you. We will have a Midland Weather Radio to give away as one of our many door prizes. The doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm.
I’ll have an update on the weather tonight on Channel 4 News at 10pm.