Thursday, August 20, 2009

Strong Storms Later...

It is a beautiful start to our Thursday morning, however strong storms are a possibility later. Daytime heating will gives us a chances of the afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. Then, a cold front will push through Tennessee tonight setting off potentially strong storms. Persons living in Middle and West Tennessee are under the greatest chance while persons to the east of Cookeville should see lower chances for any severe weather to develop.

Speaking of rain, most CoCoRaHS stations in Putnam County received just under a half-inch up to three-fourths of an inch Wednesday. August has been dry compared with all of 2009. I've measured just 1.12" for this month. A station that is located 8 miles north of Dover, TN (near Land between the Lakes) in Stewart County had 4.77" of rain fall yesterday while a second one recorded 3.62".

The good news is once the front passes, expect cooler temperatures and lower humidities. Highs this weekend will only be in the 70's! Very nice.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date
1983-Nashville's high of 101° is the first of four straight 100+ degree days.
1970-The 8th deadliest tornado in Canadian history strikes Sudbury, Ontario

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 85° low: 71°
Normal High: 87°
(Record: 101° in 1936)
Normal Low: 63°
(Record: 53° in 1940)
Last Year: 94° and 65°
1.76" of rain fell on this date in 1988
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