“Simply Devine” was one of the expressions suggested for our list of ways to describe the weather we have been enjoying the past few days. It’s been fun using these “Beautiful” alternatives the past few days.
We can keep using them for most of the weekend as the sunshine sticks around for Saturday and Sunday with just a few fair weather clouds. I will say by the time we get to Sunday the humidity will start to nudge up a little and it will be a little warmer, close to average. It will be a superb weekend for summertime outdoor fun.
Tonight will be another great night for star gazing. Look to the west in the early evening to see the Crescent Moon and Jupiter as well as the star Spica.
While we are enjoying wonderful weather the Texas coast is dealing with Hurricane Harvey. It is making landfall now. Now a Category 4 Storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The 1-5 scales grades hurricanes by their wind strength. As of 7pm, the winds were at 130 mph.
Flooding will be a major concern with estimates of 15-30″ of rain over the next few days. The Storm Surge, the wall of water that is pushed on shore could be 6 to 12 feet above ground level. Some of the rain from Harvey could reach us in Middle Tennessee, but that wouldn’t be until next week. The computer models are showing uncertainty as this point.
I’ll have an update on Harvey and our weekend weather on News 4 at 10pm.