Temperatures are rising quickly this morning across Middle Tennessee. Already, here in Cookeville, at 7:05 am it is 78°. We expect highs to reach into the lower 90's once again. Today, however, we may see some isolated thunderstorms develop across our area with the best chances being later this afternoon. After today, skies become more clear and temperatures will tweak down a bit with highs mainly in the lower to middle 80's all the way through the first of next week.
HURRICANE IRENE UPDATE
At 7 am, Irene is packing winds of 115 mph and is marching to the northwest at 13 mph. She is located, at this hour, 65 miles ENE Nassau, Bahamas and 670 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Irene is a large tropical cyclone with hurricane force winds extending outward up to 70 miles from the center with tropical storm force winds extending outward some 255 miles. The Bahamas have seen winds gust to 100 mph. The Bahamas will see rainfall between 6 and 12 inches over next 36 hours. Next advisory is due out at 10 am central time.
On this date in 1999, Livingston (Overton County) Tennessee records it's greatest one-day total of rainfall with 5.80"