Beautiful Cookeville (courtesy of the CPCEMA webcam)
**Saturday Evening Notes**
What a Saturday across the Upper Cumberland, Highland Rim, Cumberland Plateau, and the Highlands of Tennessee. Whatever you call our area, it was a cool Saturday. Just got done checking records for July 18th and found our high today of 73° here in Cookeville was 5° lower than the LOWEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED on this date of 78°. **WOW** We were 1° off the record low for this date.
**WHAT TO EXPECT**
Expect a chilly night across the region with lows ranging from 50°-55° in our area. I'll call it 53° here in Cookeville with some locations possibly seeing upper 40's tonight. FYI, the record low for the 19th...Sunday morning is 48°, so we won't be setting a record here. I expect, though, to see several records set across Tennessee. Highs Sunday (under a sunny sky) will range from 75°-79° with Cookeville being about 77°...the record is 79°! Our workweek forecast is for sunny skies and warmer temperatures.
**COLD IN THE SMOKY'S**
Because many of you like to ask, here are temperatures from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park....at Newfound Gap (elevation 5000 ft), they dropped to 46° this morning after a high of 68° on Friday. Up on Mt. Leconte, they saw a morning low of 35° (brrrrrr!) after a high Friday of 66°.
*Latest Local Forecast*
Weather History for This Date
1980-Crossville's oppressive heatwave continues as temperatures break a record for the 5th consecutive day. The high was 96°
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
July 18th, 2009
High this afternoon: 73° Low this morning: 56°
Yesterday's high: 83° low: 61°
Normal High: 88°
(Record: 99° in 1980)
Normal Low: 66°
(Record: 53° in 1967)
Last Year: 90° and 63°
1.57" of rain fell on this date in 1959
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