September 15: Summer Sticks Around

Summer is definitely back across the Midstate, and it’s not going anywhere for the next several days.  It will be warm evening for high school football:

Temperatures tonight will drop down to the low to mid 60s, with patchy dense fog possible once again:

We’ll warm up rapidly on Saturday — if you’re coming out to Centennial Park for the Nashville Humane Association’s Music City Mutt Strutt 5k walk/run, expect temperatures to jump about 5 or 6 degrees every hour:

Registration starts at 8am, the race starts at 9am — I’ll be out there with Dagny The Dog, so say “hi” if you see us!

Saturday’s highs will reach the mid to upper 80s in the afternoon:

Dew points will still be running in the 60s — not a return to mid-July levels of humidity, but far from ideal on the Muggy Meter:

The weather is looking pretty good for the Vanderbilt-Kansas State game tomorrow evening:

More warmth and more mugginess on the way Sunday:

Temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 80s for highs through most of next week:

We’ll see a gradual increase in our rain chances throughout the week, with the most-unsettled time frame developing Wednesday and Thursday.  Of course, that’s a long way down the line in the extended forecast, so check back for updates throughout the weekend.

Here’s the latest on Hurricane José in the Atlantic Ocean — the storm reached hurricane strength again as of the National Hurricane Center’s 4pm update:

The forecast path from the NHC still keeps José offshore for the next five days, but the “cone of uncertainty” is still too close for comfort along the East Coast:

The various forecast models reflect that uncertainty, with a fairly spread-out range of possibilities — notice that a couple of models even show José making another loop or two over its own path:

This storm is being squirrelly — I wouldn’t be surprised if it did something weird next week, but at this point it’s just way too early to speculate on the specific nature of that weirdness.  At minimum, the East Coast is looking at several days of dangerous rip currents and coastal erosion.

The nerd-links have been absent for the past couple of weeks — first we were dealing with the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, then I was on vacation…but the nerdiness will be back on Wednesday!

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