It’s wet out there this morning, but the rain chances will gradually diminish as we head into this afternoon — by then, the best chance of showers will be to the southeast of Nashville. The HRRR model’s radar simulation shows the overall trend:
Wednesday will be dry but cooler, with temperatures starting off anywhere from the mid 30s to the low to mid 40s…
…then warming up to the low to mid 50s in the afternoon:
That’s still well above-average for mid-January!
The rain will be accompanied by more warm air…temperatures will top out in the 60s Thursday through the weekend:
Yet another chance of rain heads in late Saturday night and sticks around Sunday and Monday. High temperatures will probably be closer to “normal” by early next week, but overnight lows will still be well above freezing!
- Lisa linked to this yesterday too, but it bears a second look…Nashville was ranked as the windiest city in the U.S. last year. But that study is heavily tilted toward thunderstorm wind gusts, which is why we’re ahead of Chicago, Wichita, Oklahoma City, etc.
- This year’s La Niña didn’t have much of an effect — and is already on its way out. (That article says it’s “too soon to tell” if an El Niño will develop later this year, but the data is increasingly pointing in that direction.)
- Faced with dwindling nuclear resources, NASA is turning to new forms of power.
- NASA has a plan to protect us from asteroids, but lacks the funding to put it into action. So…we’re halfway there?
- Our young Earth may have had multiple moons that merged into one.
- Astronomers observed a “sideways smile” feature in the atmosphere of Venus last year, but they’re still figuring out what caused it.
- Microbes could survive the thin air of Mars’ atmosphere…maybe.
- Could ‘Planet Nine’ (which we still haven’t actually discovered) be a rogue planet?
- The Very Large Telescope (yes, that’s really its name) is going to get new sunglasses to spy on Alpha Centauri, our nearest stellar neighbor.
- Astronomers have come up with an estimate for the total mass of our galaxy: 950000000000000000000000000000000000000000 kilograms.
- When it comes to the universe, nothingness is actually really important.
- As if we don’t have enough problems on the roads, the CEO of Airbus thinks a “flying car” prototype will be ready by the end of year.