August 14: More Showers and Storms, Daily Links

WEATHER

Scattered showers this evening will gradually wind down, but they won’t completely stop either — isolated showers will still be possible overnight.  The HRRR model’s radar simulation shows the diminishing rain coverage, but still a few showers early Tuesday:

Temperatures tonight will only fall to the low 70s by early Tuesday morning:

Scattered showers are in the forecast again on Tuesday, especially along and south of I-40:

I might be slightly over-estimating those odds, but I’m choosing to err on the side of caution — just keep the umbrella handy.  We should make it up to the mid to upper 80s for highs tomorrow, thanks to a few more breaks in the cloud cover:

The unsettled weather pattern will continue Wednesday and Thursday, with high temperatures around 90° and a decent chance of storms each day:

The forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is looking mostly dry at this point, then we’ll see a slight chance of showers for Eclipse Day on Monday.  It’s still REALLY early for a specific eclipse-time forecast, but this is one of the most important forecasts we’ll ever do, so here’s an early look ahead:

“Cautious optimism” is my state of mind right now, mainly based on what the more-reliable European forecast model is showing.  We’ll keep you updated throughout the next 7 days, and of course we’re hoping to have good news to deliver!

 

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