Thursday, July 28, 2011

Heatwave Continuing

After reaching 97° on Wednesday, we'll see another very hot day across the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. Highs are expected to climb into the middle 90's this afternoon under a sunny sky. Our next chances for rain will be on Friday and extend through the weekend, although the chances for rain will be only in the 30-40% range and highs tweak down a bit to around 90° or so.

The reason for the change from sunshine to a chance for rain is due to a dome of high pressure that has been sitting squarely over Tennessee will move eastward over the Carolina region and we'll be on the west side of the high pressure area. This will open the door for a southwesterly flow and allow moisture into our area. Clouds will help keep temps down a few degrees although we will still be in the 90's for the weekend. Expect hot and dry days for next week.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Our morning low: 70.5°
Yesterday's high: 96.5°
Yesterday's low: 68.5°
Last Year: 90.3° and 72.8°
Normal High: 88°
Normal Low: 65°
Records: 105° in 1930 and 52° in 1962

Rainfall Report
24-hour precip total: 0.00"
monthly precip total: 3.20"
annual precip total: 46.64"
2.00" of rain fell on this date in 2007

July Climate Report: (thru yesterday)
Avg. Max Temp. 88.6 (Normal is 87.7)
Avg. Min Temp.  68.5 (Normal is 65.2)
Records: 93.9 in 1980 61.3 in 1967

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