Monday, August 6, 2012

More Rain Forecast For This Week

With more than 3" of rainfall recorded thus far in August, we're quickly making up ground lost to the drought over much of the area.

We usually don't celebrate a rain-filled weekend but with the lack of rain over the area, I don't think there were too many people complaining.

The rainfall amounts recorded over the last several days are as follows:
Friday: .80"
Saturday: 1.16"
Sunday: .82"
Monday (thus far): .41"

This gives us 3.19" for August. Typically, August averages just 3.83" for the entire month.

Expect a good chance for rain today with most coming in the morning. Thunderstorms may possibly develop later this afternoon. Chance of thunderstorms is 60% with an afternoon high of 85°. Temperatures will warm up for the rest of the week with highs topping 90° Tuesday-Thursday and a rain chance each day.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
August 6, 2012
Yesterday's high: 82.4° 
This morning's low: 69.9°
Normal: 87/65
Records: 96° in 1991 and 50° in 2004
Last year: 79/71

0.82" at my station (on Sunday)
August total: 2.78" (thru Sunday)
2012 total: 29.09"
1.97" of rain fell on this date in 2010

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