Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Warm Wednesday with BIG Changes Coming

VERY NICE TODAY: Temperatures expected to climb into upper 70's for highs across Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee. Winds could gust to 35 mph this afternoon. Clouds become more numerous late in the day and we expect a line of storms to develop overnight. There is a risk of strong storms overnight and into Thursday morning. Temperatures will become markedly cooler behind the front and Saturday morning's low could be near freezing. Be sure to cover any flowers or new plantings as frost will develop. The weekend looks nice with highs in the upper 60's to around 70.

Weather History for This Date
1971 - 1" of snow is recorded in Cookeville
1972 - 63 mph gust at Nashville
1982 - 23° at Nashville, a record-low for April
2006 - Deadliest tornado outbreak since Super Outbreak of '74. 7 are killed in Gallatin with another 128 injured. Two tornadoes in Warren County kill 3 people. Also 3 and 1/4" hail occurs in Macon County.
2007 - Crossville's low is 20° a new record for April and occurs just 13 days after a record-high for March. We drop to 21° here in Cookeville, a new record for April.

Daily Weather Story
The big weather change ahead is our story of the day. Get out and enjoy this last nice day as a strong cold front is poised to roar across our state bringing the possibility of strong storms. Look for temperatures to be quite cooler for Thursday and Friday. Morning lows could be near freezing by Saturday.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 86.5° breaks record!
Yesterday's low: 64.9°
Normal High: 66°
Record: 85° in 1921
Normal Low: 40°
Record: 21° in 2007
Last Year: 41° and 33°
2.5" of rain fell on this date in 1918
1" of snow fell in 1971
1" of snow on the ground in 1971
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