July 28: Drying Out This Weekend

WEATHER

Heavy rain overnight and early this morning caused significant flooding problems in southwestern Middle Tennessee, and we’ve been dealing with lingering showers and storms throughout the rest of the day:

The lingering showers will come to an end once the sun goes down — most of it should be done by just after midnight, as shown here on the HRRR model’s radar simulation:

The weekend is looking fantastic!  We’ll start the day with some lingering cloud cover on Saturday, but those will clear out by midday, leaving us with partly cloudy skies the rest of Saturday and all day Sunday.  Temperatures will be almost-comfortable, reaching the low to mid 80s both days, and dropping to the 60s overnight:

The humidity will drop noticeably from now through midday Saturday — check out our current dew points (as of 3pm Friday) compared to dew points by noon on Saturday:

That’s much better territory on the “Muggy Meter” — even comfortable, by July standards:

The dry weather will continue through the first half of next week — just a slight chance of an isolated storm Wednesday, then spotty storms return to the forecast Thursday and Friday.  Temperatures will heat up too, from the mid to upper 80s on Monday to around 90° by the latter half of the week.  Lisa will show you the 7-day forecast on News 4 this evening, and of course we’ll have live reports from the flooding in southwestern Middle Tennessee.

The nerd-links will be on tomorrow’s blog post…just ran out of time today!

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