A very hot forecast across the Cookeville area for your Tuesday. Expect highs to top out around 95° with heat index readings near 100° later this afternoon. There is a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm today during the afternoon hours but that chance is only 20%.
ADVISORIES FOR MIDDLE TN:
There is a Heat Advisory for areas west of Nashville
There is a Special Weather Statement for much of middle TN west of the Highland Rim.
EARLY MORNING HEAT:
We started this morning out at 72.8° but temperatures are already rising quickly. At 7 am, we're up to 77.5° and will be around 80° at 8 am.
*Latest Local Forecast*
REST OF WEEK FORECAST:
Thunderstorms stick with us each day with the best chances coming late Thursday night and on Friday. Highs will be in the middle 90's through Thursday and around 90° on Friday through the weekend.
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
July 24, 2012
Yesterday's high: 91.1°
This morning's low: 72.8°
Records: 102° in 1934 and 57° in 2008
Last year: 89/73
0.00" at my station
July total: 4.24"
2012 total: 26.18"
1.98" of rain fell on this date in 1983
DID YOU KNOW?
Average high for this month thus far has been 91.3°, which is 4° above normal but is 3° below the record July that occurred in 1980. Quite an interesting fact since the first 7 days of July averaged 100°.
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