The week ahead will be the hottest so far this summer as we end July and start August. Typically, in Cookeville, Tennessee, the warmest week of the year occurs between the second and fourth week of July. A heat advisory is already up for portions of west Tennessee and I expect middle Tennessee will get into the act in the next day or two.
Having some software issues with my weather station since last evening,
HOT WEEK AHEAD
We'll have a slight chance for storms today (Sunday) with patchy fog overnight and then the heat roars back with a vengeance on Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs may even reach near 100° on Wednesday. Rain chances will be non-existent for most of this week with our best chances coming next weekend.
Speaking of rain, we picked up .65" on Saturday with many areas seeing either very little or picking up quite a bit with the summer storms.
*Latest Local Forecast*
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Our morning low: 70.5°
Yesterday's high: 86.7°
Yesterday's low: 72.1°
Last Year: 88° and 69°
Normal High: 88°
Normal Low: 65°
Records: 98° in 1999 and 51° in 1965
24-hour precip total: 0.65"
July monthly precip total: 3.86" (normal = 5.07")
2011 annual precip total: 47.30"
1.26" of rain fell on this date in 1998
Wettest Spot in Tennessee: 2.68" near Mt. Juliet in Wilson County
Wettest Spot in America: 2.92" near Hazel Green in Madison County, AL