Monday, August 22, 2011

Very Nice Day Ahead

You'll notice lower humidity levels and a more pleasant feel to today's weather compared to the past several days. Highs are expected to be around 85° with a light north wind here in Cookeville with slightly higher temperatures closer to Nashville. The first three days this week will be mostly sunny with no chance for rain. We change over to slight rain chances for the latter part of the week.

As of the 6 am CDT update, Irene is now a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. She is moving 14 mph to the north-northwest (NNW). The National Hurricane Center expects Irene to remain a hurricane and skirt the northern coasts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti over the next 36 hours. By Thursday morning, she should be near the Bahamian island chain and be affecting the coast of southeast Florida by Friday.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Our morning low: 67.5°
Yesterday's high: 89.5°
Yesterday's low: 68.0°
Last Year: 87.8° and 70.1°
Normal High: 87°
Normal Low: 63°
Records: 101° in 1983 and 46° in 1956

Rainfall Report
24-hour precip total: .25
August monthly precip total: 1.09"
2011 annual precip total: 48.28"
1.65" of rain fell on this date in 1979

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