Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hot, Highs In The 90's

We return to stifling heat today across much of the area.

There is an Air Quality Alert for the surrounding counties near Nashville.

Look for highs to reach in the lower 90's here in Cookeville and middle 90's in much of the rest of middle TN. The heat will stay in place for Thursday but thunderstorm chances increase significantly with likely thunderstorms on Thursday night and again on Friday.

The weekend actually looks quite nice with chilly overnight temperatures around 60° and highs only in the lower 80's!

*Latest Local Forecast*

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
August 8, 2012
Yesterday's high: 88.4° 
This morning's low: 68.3°
Normal: 87/65
Records: 104° in 1930 and 48° in 1989
Last year: 92/69

0.00" at my station (on Sunday)
August total: 3.20" (thru Sunday)
2012 total: 29.50"
1.76" of rain fell on this date in 1996

The average August high temperatures through the first week of the month are normal while precipitation is more than double the amount of normal. Back in 1942, there was 6.39" of rain recorded in the first week of the month.

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