Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Storms Likely Today and Tonight

Beautiful Morning, Storms Later
A weak front is expected to pass through our area today. This front will bring showers and thunderstorms to Middle Tennessee. There is a possibility that some of these storms could reach severe levels with damaging winds, large hail, and plenty of lightning. Additionally, some storms could produce flooding rains for a brief time. Be careful if you're caught in one of these strong storms. Remember, if water is covering the roadways, TURN AROUND..DON'T DROWN!

Rest of week forecast
Tonight through the rest of the week...storm chances for tonight diminish on Wednesday and we expect Thursday to be sunny and warm with highs in the 80's. Storms return Thursday night through the weekend with highs in middle 80's and lows in the upper 60's.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date
1999-Rare tornado in Salt Lake City, Utah kills one and injures more than 100 people.
1998-Lightning strikes and kills a man working in tobacco field in Overton County (near Livingston). Two others nearby are injured

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 90° low: 73° (heat index hit 100° at 3:34 pm)
Normal High: 88°
(Record: 98° in 1980)
Normal Low: 64°
(Record: 51° in 1967)
Last Year: 81° and 59°
2.44" of rain fell on this date in 2006
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