My oh my what a beautiful day! Crisp air, radiant sunshine and the return of sizzling heat!
Our $WARN Live Doppler radar picks up…nada!
Since things are quiet at the moment, let me take a minute to explain the difference between our radar (red) and the National Weather Service radar (white) and why it’s so important to tune in to Channel 4 when there IS severe weather occurring. Basically, once a signal is sent out from the radar, it takes about sixty seconds for one beam to circle around. Our radar is closest to the surface, giving us information that is most important during the event of a storm. The white beams signify radar beams that cut further into upper levels of the atmosphere, about five to six times. So when we are talking about a tornadic situation, one minute verse six minutes is the matter of life or death sometimes.
Sizzling heat returns, all thanks to the sunshine! Upper 80s currently (2:55 pm) and still more time to notch that up to 90 by the end of the day.
The bright side? Humidity is relatively low.
Enjoy it! By tomorrow, the muggy meter cranks up and it will feel noticeably more soupy out there.
That being said, high dew point values will lead to spotty afternoon showers and thuderstorms. Here’s the timing…
Friday will looks similar, with increasing chances into the evening. Saturday brings th best chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms before a typical summer-like pattern returns as soon as Sunday. What’s in common? The heat both days!
A friendly reminder to stay hydrated and to download our handy ‘WSMV WX’ app to track the heat and weekend storms. I’ll be here tracking the rain and will keep you posted on Channel 4 and on Facebook, of course.
Here’s a sneak peak to the 7-Day…
I’ll have updates on your weekend forecast coming up on Channel 4 at 4 & 4:30 today. Hope you join me! 🙂
-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren