August 9: Higher Humidity, Higher Storm Chances, Daily Links

WEATHER

Showers and a few storms formed to the east and south of Nashville this afternoon — I had a Facebook message from Warren county reporting over an inch of rain this afternoon!  Those showers will fade quickly after sunset, leaving us with a warm and increasingly muggy night. Temperatures will drop to around 70° by early Thursday morning:

We’ll warm up quickly though, mostly to the mid to upper 80s again Thursday afternoon:

The humidity will be much more noticeable on Thursday, and that mugginess will be the fuel for scattered showers and thunderstorms from midday through early evening.  The exact timing and placement shown on the radar simulation is never perfect, but it gives us a good idea of the overall pattern:

There’s a slight chance of a shower to start off Live On The Green downtown, but I wouldn’t worry about it…just be prepared for the humidity:

Scattered thunderstorms on Friday could be a little bit stronger…the Storm Prediction Center has included us in a “Marginal Risk” (level 1 of 5) for severe weather:

I’m not quite buying that yet, but it doesn’t hurt to stay weather-aware.

Scattered thunderstorms will still be possible Saturday, and yet again on Sunday, but no one day will be a complete washout.  Our rain chances will decrease by the beginning of next week, but temperatures will still be below-average for mid-August:

 

LINKS

The nerd-links are back!

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