Another beautiful day goes down in the record books…sunny, low humidity and a high of 82° at Nashville International. I hope you have enjoyed this weather treat, the pattern is about to change. The area of high pressure that has kept things so pleasant will be moving east, that means a south wind bringing warmer temperatures and gradually more humidity.
Tonight will be pleasant with a clear sky. If you are not planning to engage in all the music tonight, you may want to do another kind of star gazing. The Strawberry Moon will be full tonight. This folklore name comes from native Americans because it’s the season to harvest strawberries. This moon is the smallest moon of the year. The Moon is not really smaller, it just appears small because it is at it’s farthest point from the Earth in it’s orbit. It is called the micro or mini moon because of this.
Also tonight the International Space Station passes by at 9:42 tonight. It will be visible for 2 minutes, reaching a maximum height of 49 degrees. The ISS will appear in the Northwest North sky and disappear in the East Sky.
Despite the rising heat, I think all in all this will be a great weekend for all the outdoor activities in Middle Tennessee. Tomorrow the temperatures will rise to near 90°.
Stay hydrated with water in this heat and don’t forget the sunscreen. One other thing to keep in mind tomorrow, an Air Quality Alert has been issued. This means folks with breathing problems, like asthma, may want to stay inside due to higher than normal pollutants in the air.
Sunday the temperatures will be a little warmer and the humidity starts to increase a little more.
By next week the chance of rain returns, with a 20% chance on Monday and spotty showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday. It will still be hot.
I’ll have an update on Channel 4 News at 10pm.