Tons of severe weather reports from yesterday’s storms — the National Weather Service will be out doing damage assessments today, so some of these “W” symbols in Decatur, Perry and Lewis counties could change to tornado icons:
But the last of the storms are gone, and we get to enjoy a couple of calm days today and tomorrow. Lots of cloud cover through midday today, with an isolated shower still possible in eastern Middle Tennessee, then partial clearing will kick in this afternoon. Temperatures will top out around 70° today:
Another chance of strong to severe thunderstorms heads our way late Thursday and Thursday night. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined an “Enhanced Risk” (level 3 of 5) for severe storms just to our west and southwest, with the Midstate included in a “Slight Risk” (level 2 of 5):
There’s still significant uncertainty regarding the timing, placement and strength of the severe weather threat, so stay plugged into the forecast for changes.
- A slideshow of pictures from yesterday’s severe thunderstorms across the Midstate.
- Big weather problems in Australia, as a strong cyclone made landfall yesterday. (Cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons are all the same types of storm, just different names in different parts of the world.)
- The names Matthew and Otto are being retired from the Atlantic Basin list of tropical cyclone names.
- Pretty much a no-win situation: a TV station in Ohio broke into an NCAA game for a tornado warning and people got really mad.
- There’s more evidence pointing toward one of the most troubling ideas about climate change.
- What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy.
- Geologists have discovered a long fault that could pose a major earthquake risk in California.
- One of Earth’s few exposed lava lakes is changing, and artificial intelligence is helping researchers understand how.
- Astronomers have spotted planet-sized “waves” in the Sun’s atmosphere — and they could help researchers better predict space weather.
- A supermassive black hole inside a tiny galaxy is challenging astronomers’ ideas about what happens when two galaxies merge.
- A scientist claims to have found the “seat of consciousness” in the brain by using a revolutionary 3-D mapping technique.
- Nervous about math? You’re not alone…but your brain just might approach simple problems differently.
- One reason young people don’t go into science? They’re not prepared to handle failure.