Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday Thunderstorms

A few showers this morning across middle Tennessee will give way to mainly a partly sunny sky for the rest of the day. We will have a fairly good chance of showers of thunderstorms for much of the area, but not everyone will get wet. Expect highs around 90° with a 'feels like' or heat index temperature rising to near 100°.

A 30% chance of storms this evening, low by sunrise on Sunday of 72° while the high is expected around 91° with the heat index readings to again to be near 100°. Sunday's storm chances are only around 30%. A sneak peek into next week shows sunny skies and HOT temperatures reappearing with highs climbing to the middle 90's by Tuesday and lasting through the rest of the week.

*Latest Local Forecast*

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the 1981-2010 climate normals on July 1, 2011. They are a 3 decade average of climate variables including temperature and precipitation. This will replace the 1971-2000 numbers. What did we find for middle Tennessee? ...about what we expected with slightly higher average temperatures, slightly lower rainfall numbers and a decrease (about 12%) in snowfall amounts. New climate normals for Nashville page

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Our morning low: 73.4°
Yesterday's high: 91.7°
Yesterday's low: 72.5°
Last Year: 88.0° and 71.9°
Normal High: 88°
Normal Low: 65°
Records: 98° in 1999 and 54° in 1965

Rainfall Report
24-hour precip total: 0.00"
July monthly precip total: 3.21"
2011 annual precip total: 46.65"
1.80" of rain fell on this date in 1966

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