Very warm weather still in store for us today — this will be the ninth consecutive day that the official high temperature in Nashville will be within 3 degrees of the daily record. It won’t be quite as warm today thanks to more cloud cover overhead, but we’ll still end up near 80° this afternoon:
Today’s record is 82°, set just four years ago in 2012.
The clouds will thicken throughout the day, with a slight chance of showers headed our way by this evening. This won’t be a drought-busting rainfall…the HRRR model’s radar simulation is thoroughly unimpressed with our rain chances:
I’m slightly more optimistic, but I still think your odds of picking up more than a trace of rain are only 30%:
Cooler weather settles in for tomorrow and the weekend, but high temperatures will still be above average, reaching the low 70s. The real difference will be noticeable overnight — at least those temperatures will be close to our early-November normals:
That slight chance of a shower on Election Day won’t be a big deal…I don’t anticipate anything more than a few sprinkles, so there won’t be any weather reasons to keep you from going out and voting!
- I’ve been saying it all week — we’re far from alone in this unusually warm weather pattern. The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang has a good national summary.
- Also from CWG: why weather is unlikely to significantly affect this year’s election.
- Parts of Tennessee could soon be getting wind-generated electricity produced all the way out in Oklahoma.
- Too early to tell what our weather will be like on November 14, but if skies are clear you’re be able to see the super-est of supermoons.
- A medium-sized asteroid made a very close pass to Earth a couple of nights ago.
- Could we spend a spacecraft to Mars capable of “sniffing” for signs of life?
- Astronomers recently discovered a supermassive black hole in an unusual place.
- It’s a surprise to geologists, but there’s actually no lake of magma in the peak of Mount St. Helens.
- Is it possible to “hack” human vision to be able to see infrared with the naked eye?
- Where is the line between skepticism and bias in science?
- This is a FANTASTIC article for geography or political nerds: a look at the many different ways to map election results.
- We set our clocks back one hour this weekend…here’s a look at the when, why, what and how of Daylight Saving Time.