Wow, what a day! It’s August and the high was 85° with relatively low dew points in the low 60s. That’s “tolerable” on the muggy meter.
The big picture shows how Tennessee temperatures have been influenced by high pressure in the Upper Mid-west. The wind is northeasterly instead of the southerly wind that usually provides us with summer humidity. As a result temperatures are below average.
Expect another nice day tomorrow with a few more showers and thunderstorms possible, especially along the Cumberland Plateau and in southeast Middle Tennessee. Futurecast may be a little overboard with the rain in this depiction.
The front that is sitting south in Alabama and Mississippi will drift northward Wednesday night and Thursday. It will increase the chances of rain in Middle Tennessee. The weather remains unsettled through the weekend with a chance of spotty showers and thunderstorms each day, but not a wash out.
We are now 13 days away from the history making eclipse. This is the first time in 99 years the Eclipse has been visible across a large area of the United States. The eclipse will begin in Oregon and move across the Rockies into Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and exit South Carolina. There will be 14 states in all in the Path of Totality. That path is 70 miles wide. The other mainland states will see a partial eclipse. Of course Nashville is in the Path of Totality. Even Canada and Mexico will get a glimpse, making it a true Great American Eclipse.
I’ll have an update on the forecast on News 4 at 10pm.