FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
WEEK ENDS / WEEKEND BEGINS ON A QUIET NOTE
Quiet late Friday morning from downtown Memphis on the WREG-TV Cotton Exchange Building camera as dredging continues on the Mississippi River.
THE STORY SO FAR
Friday morning saw a few clouds mixed in with the sunshine. While warm today, temperatures will not be near their normal levels (or record levels, thankfully) while much warmer air prepares to move across the Mississippi River this weekend.
QUICK LOOK AT THE TROPICS
Quiet, and expected to stay that way through the weekend. Keep up to date on all things tropical storm related by visiting the National Hurricane Center.
TODAY’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST
Warmer, with highs in the mid/high 80′s across much of the WREG-TV News Channel 3 viewing area. Winds: N-Light. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%.
TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST
Low temperatures overnight should be gorgeous: mainly in the mid/high 60′s. Winds: S @ 5 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%.
TOMORROW’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST
Much hotter tomorrow as highs reach the mid 90′s. Winds: turning SSW @ 5-15 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%.
By Sunday evening, we could see a glancing blow of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will also be much warmer: heading into the mid/high 90′s. Winds: WSW @ 5-15 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation by evening: 20%.
Heat index temperatures Sunday may go well over 100F. Use extra caution if working or exercising outdoors.
WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVELS
Mississippi River just below 12 feet above zero stage Friday morning, continuing to fall slowly and steadily.
#KEEPLOOKINGUP: TONIGHT’S SKYBLOG3 VIEWING:
Sky cover across the Mid-South should be minimal this evening, so good viewing for astronomy purposes is expected.
The only man-made object flyover of note will be a dim pass of a Lacrosse 4 Rocket body around 9:30 PM Mid-South time from SSW to NNE, passing just to the left of Saturn and very close to the bright star Vega in the constellation of Lyra.
TODAY’S GREEN NEWS LINK:
Neoicontinoids may be responsible for diminishing bat and bee populations, and they’re in the water we drink and the food we eat. How much of a problem is this?
YOUR ENVIRONMENT: SEA LEVEL RISE CONTINUING, NOT STOPPING…
Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. live within 4 feet of the local high-tide level (also known as mean higher high water). In the next several decades, storm surges and high tides could combine with sea level rise and land subsidence to further increase flooding in many of these regions. Sea level rise will not stop in 2100 because the oceans take a very long time to respond to warmer conditions at the Earth’s surface. - National Climate Assessment
GET READY! GET SET! GO! GET YOUR WEEKEND STARTED RIGHT!
Join Dennis Turner & Elise Preston with all the weekend morning’s news, and I’ll be there with your weather forecast as well, bright and early on WREG-TV News Channel 3 Daybreak Saturday.