Good and Bad For The Weekend

Good Friday to one and all. We have a strong cold front working across the state today, bringing some big changes for the weekend. Showers and storms will soon give way to a much, much better brand of air. You will actually be able to breath over the next few days. Still, we can’t seem to shake the threat for a few showers and thunderstorms.

Showers and thunderstorms will rumble through from north to south today, with some of the storms possibly being strong or severe. Just like the past few days, damaging winds will be the main player. In addition to that, storms will put down a tremendous amount of rain, leading to local high water issues. I will have your tracking toys in a bit.

Humidity levels will crash tonight into Saturday. That dry air allows temps to bottom out in the 50s for some by Saturday morning. Highs are generally in the lower 80s.

Enough low-level moisture hangs around southern Kentucky for a stray shower or thunderstorm to go up during the afternoon…

That same moisture plume showing up across the deep south and Tennessee Valley lifts back to the north on Sunday, bringing some showers and storms with it…

Even in a cooler and drier pattern… we can’t fully shake the rain chances. This year is absolutely remarkable in terms of the amount of precipitation.

Additional rounds of showers and storms kick in on Monday and may be with us on and off through the week. Some of the medium range models are also trying to develop something off the east coast…

Here are your tracking tools for the first Friday of July…

Have a fabulous Friday and take care.


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6 Responses to Good and Bad For The Weekend

  1. Terry says:

    With the front trying to hang up, it appears about 65 will be the lowest I will see in Harlan and maybe no dry days. Oh well, fronts don’t normally make it south of TN in July, and I will still take 60s over 70s for lows.

    • Schroeder says:

      I remember back in the late summer of 1976, cold fronts went all the way to the gulf and into northern Florida. Autumn was early that year and the winter of 1976-77 was one of the coldest and snowiest. The winter of 1977-78 was even worse. Those two years the tropical development was minimal. Interesting ENSO was in the weak El nino phase.

      • Terry says:

        I hope we have a weak to low end moderate El Nino this upcoming fall/winter as that would favor above average snowfall potential with a pattern more favorable for an active, but not over bearing southern jet. Strong El Nino gives us a blow torch winter.

        I wasn’t alive during the 70s but have looked all the historic records set during those years! Hasn’t been that bad since during winter in KY.

        • TennMark says:

          The 1970s were before my time as well, but I have read much about the winters of 1976-77 as well as 1977-78.

          It actually snowed in Miami (yes, Miami FL) in January 1977. A judge even gave his court a short recess so all could go out to see the snow!

          Nashville had one of its snowiest winters in 1977-78 with just shy of 30 inches. Some of my Tennessee relatives say they missed so much school that both extra hours on the day and extra weeks were tacked onto the school calendar. Indeed, much of the east was hit hard that winter. Boston had its snowiest winter at the time, and 1977-78 remains the snowiest winter in Dallas/Ft Worth (about 19 inches).

      • winter lover says:

        Schroeder, I very well remember those winters that you mention and yes they were harsh winters that we haven’t experience since. Do you remember the blizzard in January 78?

        • Schroeder says:

          Yes, I was out in it trying to save the life of a woman that was stranded on the road I was living on. I will never forget that night as well as the twenty foot snow drift the following morning in my driveway along with a temperature of minus eighteen.

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