The nice weather will stick around the rest of the weekend, and even into the beginning of the new work week. Temperatures tonight will drop down to the low 60s — our first “windows open” weather in several weeks!
Temperatures begin to climb Monday and Tuesday, putting us back up to around 90°, but that’s exactly normal for early August. Spotty storms become possible as the humidity climbs Wednesday and Thursday, then the best chance of widespread showers and storms heads our way on Friday. Right now, it looks like most of that rain should be out of the way in time for another pleasant weekend!
I’ll have some more data to look at between now and our 10pm newscast, so I’ll see you then with an update…
A little delayed from yesterday, so just consider this your “weekend dose” of nerdiness…
- From the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, this week’s “weather by the numbers”: Death toll rises in India monsoon; Kansas City inundated by flooding.
- The sights, safety and science of the Great American Eclipse.
- When you watch the eclipse, keep an eye out for diamonds in the sky.
- Business is booming for makers of solar eclipse glasses.
- Tampa, Florida is overdue for a major hurricane — and the city is just not prepared.
- Snowy conditions have stymied summer melt on Greenland this year, but the vast ice sheet is still losing ice.
- Too much rain can leave you with not enough water. Yeah, you read that right.
- Climate change isn’t just about will happen in 100 years. Summers are already getting hotter.
- Miami is having its hottest July ever…every day has hit 90°+. It’s also having its hottest year overall. (I’ll have a look at Nashville’s 2017-to-date in tomorrow’s post.)
- America’s largest wind farm is growing on the Oklahoma plains. It’s a sign of the times.
- There are five other “red states” that are also leading the country in going green.
- Scientists may now be able to explain why the Sun’s magnetic field reverses every 11 years.
- A newly-undiscovered comet may be visible to skywatchers soon.
- NASA just released images from the Cassini probe‘s latest dive between Saturn and the planet’s rings.
- There are likely 100 billion brown dwarfs lurking in our galaxy. That’s…a lot.
- Astronomers have found evidence for an exomoon, a moon orbiting an exoplanet.
- Your beer could hold a microbe previously unknown to science.
- Is fútbol more dangerous than football?