Some very welcome rain fell across the Midstate overnight into early this morning — Nashville officially picked up close to one inch of rain, most of which fell after midnight:
Still a significant rainfall deficit for 2016 overall, but every one of these soaking rain events really helps to alleviate the drought conditions.
The last of this morning’s widespread rain is moving off to the east, but the cloud cover will be tougher to shake the rest of the day. I think “partial clearing” is the most-likely scenario for this afternoon, but I’m willing to be surprised by some additional sunshine! Temperatures will hover around 50° throughout the day:
Significantly colder air heads in Wednesday and Thursday…the frigid air will stay off to our north, but we’re still in for 48 hours or so of substantially below-average temperatures:
The next chance of heavier rain arrives Friday night and Saturday — that should be all rain, without any wintry shenanigans around here. At this point, it looks like any severe weather threat will stay down to our south…we’ll keep you posted!
- As mentioned above, the northern United States will be very cold this week — proof that cold-weather outbreaks still happen in a steadily-warming world.
- All of that cold air is going to have the lake-effect snow machine up and running.
- El Nino events are getting warmer and warmer thanks to climate change.
- The National Weather Service is responsible for issuing the advisories, watches and warnings that we pass along to you…and for coordinating weather observations and forecasts across the country. So job cuts to that agency could be disastrous.
- It seems simple enough: ice is slippery. But the physics of WHY ice is slippery is surprisingly complicated.
- The Juno spacecraft made its third flyby of Jupiter yesterday.
- What’s new in the Universe in 2016? Quite a bit, actually…
- A new study shows that teens are more likely to eat healthy if they think it’s rebellious.
- A little holiday nerdery: how would you re-design Santa’s sleigh for better aerodynamic efficiency?