A good chance of showers and a few non-severe thunderstorms will move in on Tuesday — Futurecast shows some morning showers to the west and northwest of Nashville, with the best chance of rain area-wide in the afternoon and evening:
Temperatures will still reach well into the 70s before the rain arrives:
The rest of the work week is looking warm as well — rain chances are the big question mark at this point. The American GFS model brings widespread showers back into the forecast Thursday through the weekend, but the European model shows mostly dry weather Wednesday through Saturday, then a better rain chance late in the day Easter Sunday. The European model is generally much more reliable, so I’ve tilted the forecast in that direction:
High temperatures will remain near 80° all the way through the weekend!
The nerd-links are back!
- Last week’s nasty weather caused some big travel headaches: between Wednesday and Friday last week, Delta cancelled 3,000 flights due to storms.
- California’s drought emergency is finally over, but its impact may last forever.
- El Niño could return this summer and continue into the fall.
- Today’s hurricanes kill way fewer Americans, and NOAA’s satellites are the major reason why.
- An unusually large swarm of icebergs is clogging shipping lanes in the North Atlantic.
- The Arctic is undergoing an astonishingly rapid transition as climate change overwhelms the region.
- Fifty-nine percent of voters want the U.S. to do more to address global warming.
- Severe turbulence on flights could be much worse in the future.
- Astronomers are in the process of using a worldwide series of telescopes to attempt to produce the first direct image of a black hole.
- NASA is finally looking into Venus’ habitable past to understand Earth’s future.
- A relatively inexpensive space mission could help astronomers identify planets around the nearest Sun-like stars.
- Astronomers are one step closer to finding the “Holy Grail” of exoplanets.
- Looking at supernovas in 3-D could help unlock their secrets.
- Following a healthier diet for just two weeks is enough to produce measurable changes.
- From fog-fishing nets to graphene filters, some innovative technology is offering new routes to fresh water.
- Here’s some happy reading for a Monday morning: what it’s like to get thrown into a volcano.
- Researchers say we sleep less as we age because our brains don’t think we’re tired. (How’s that working out for you?)