Building Heat, Spotty Storms, & a Little Less Humidity

So far this summer we’ve had 35 days with temperatures in the 90s.  We’ll add a bunch more to that tally this week.  We’ll have a few days with spotty thunderstorms.  We’ll even experience a little drop in humidity on Thursday.

This afternoon, Nashville had a high of 92.  As of 6:30pm, temperatures are still in the 80s.

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It feels like the 90s though.

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As I type this, spotty showers are along the Cumberland Plateau.  They’re also here and there near the Tennessee River Valley.

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This evening, the showers will fizzle quickly.  84 degrees is Nashville’s expected 7pm temperature.

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By dawn tomorrow, count on a few spots of fog in the deepest valleys, around water, and where we picked up some rain today.  It’ won’t be overly dense or widespread though.

Tomorrow afternoon, highs will be a lot like today’s — in the low 90s.

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The difference between today and tomorrow is that storms should be a little more scattered tomorrow.  We’re not looking for organized severe weather.  We’re not looking for widespread rain either.  Showers will just have a better chance of forming in areas where we remained dry today, thanks to a cold front and a little energy in the upper atmosphere swinging our way from the north.

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Take a look at FUTURECAST for tonight and tomorrow.

Wednesday will bring about spotty storms again.  Then, drier weather will take over on Thursday and Friday.  That not only means fewer showers and thunderstorms.  The humidity will also drop, just a smidge, especially along and north of Interstate 40.

This weekend, higher humidity will sneak back in.  At the same time, temperatures will remain in the low-mid 90s.  That means the heat index will approach or even top 100.  By Sunday and Monday, scattered showers and thunderstorms will reenter the picture in many communities.  With more widespread rain, temperatures will drop to around 90 for the start of next week.

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Watch Lisa Spencer tonight at 10pm.  She’ll show you the latest on Real Time Red Radar.  She’ll also let take a look at Tropical Storm Chris — likely to become our next hurricane as it lurks off the coast of the Carolinas.

DT

 

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