November 21: “Normal” Weather This Week, Daily Links

WEATHER

The new (and abbreviated!) work week got off to a chilly start:
monday-lows
This is the coldest morning we’ve seen around here for quite a while, although Nashville did finally get its first official freeze of autumn yesterday.  That snapped our streak of non-freezing temperatures at 259 days:
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Temperatures will warm up to the low to mid 50s this afternoon, with lots of sunshine overhead:
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Temperatures tonight will drop back to the upper 20s:
tuesday-lows

Southerly winds will kick in and help us warm up to the low 60s Tuesday:
tuesday-highs

Our next chance of rain moves in on Wednesday — no thunder expected, just some very welcome rainfall.  Futurecast (using the RPM model, if you’re curious) shows widespread rain throughout the day:
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The rain could slow things down for drivers trying to travel for Thanksgiving — just ordinary “puddle delays” though, no flooding or severe weather.  Total rainfall amounts will mostly be in the 0.25″ to 0.5″ range:
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The rain shouldn’t impact air travel to any great extent.  The largest travel hubs with significant rain chances on Wednesday are Chicago and Houston:
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The rain should be gone in time for Thanksgiving, with temperatures near-normal through the holiday weekend:
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Another chance of rain heads our way by Sunday — not exactly well-timed for holiday travel, but we need the rain!  Our rainfall deficit is still significant:
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One Response to November 21: “Normal” Weather This Week, Daily Links

  1. Fred says:

    Wow, yet another record. Two further points of interest are the extremes in temps on the first/last freeze dates. This year they were normal: 30 apiece. The transitions have not always been smooth, though. For example, on March 13, 1998 the low was a frigid 19 F. An omen of really long cold season? Well, that was to be the last hoorah for winter that year until Nov 6. In 1986, the situation was reversed: the first freeze occurred on Nov 13 and it began with a bang, as the mercury plummeted to 20 F. Obviously, such sharp increases/drops in temperature can be rather taxing for one’s immune system, especially those with chronic health problems, children and the elderly. Stay safe with this little bit of Nashville weather trivia.

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