MONDAY MORNING JULY 21, 2014
WEATHER HEADLINES: SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME… NEW COOL DOWN SOON?
Via the National Weather Service Memphis, TN forecast discussion:
THE EARLY NEXT WEEK PERIODS WILL SEE A LONGWAVE UPPER LEVEL TROF
DEEPEN OVER THE EASTERN HALF THE U.S...POINTING TOWARD WELL BELOW
NORMAL TEMPS OVER THE MIDSOUTH FOR THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS OF JULY.
Any time we can get below normal temperatures in summer, that’s great news in warding off the typical heat & humidity. More on that in just a bit. Read on….
NEW TROPICAL STORM SYSTEM SOON?
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a new disturbance in the mid-Atlantic, moving to the WNW. 20% chance of development in the next few days. Heading to Florida, the Gulf or East Coast states? Keep an eye on this storm in case a change in plans is necessary.
SUNSHINE ON MONDAY
Plenty of sunshine on a slightly warmer Monday morning in downtown Memphis at Autozone Park. A cloud sun mix is expected through the rest of the day into evening. More WREG-TV webcams available here…
More on your forecast after this…
WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER @ MEMPHIS
River level continues to drop steadily over the weekend and that trend should continue for the rest of the week.
Fortunately, we are nowhere near flood stage and heading away from that area. More rain this week could cause some area rivers and streams to rise, but no flash flooding expected.
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YOUR MID-SOUTH FORECAST FOR MONDAY…
Highs mainly in the lower 90′s for most of the Mid-South for Monday. Winds will be light from the north by afternoon.
Heat index temperatures will be warmer today than the last few days – mainly lower/mid 90′s – fortunately remaining below Heat Advisory (105F) territory.
TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST
Low temperatures will not be that low, only dropping to the high 60′s to low 70′s. Winds: light dropping to calm. Slim possibility of some patchy fog forming into Tuesday morning. If you’re traveling early Tuesday, may want to allow for extra time on the road in case some of the more localized areas of fog form with lower visibilities.
EXTENDED FORECAST: NEW COOL DOWN?
Latest forecasts continue to indicate the possibility of a decent cool down next week as Canadian air moves into the upper Mississippi River valley and the Great Lakes. The last few days of July and early August may be well below normal, very atypical for this time of the year.
SKYBLOG3: TONIGHT’S SKY
Not many of the more well-known satellites will be visible tonight. If you’re up a bit later tonight, just past News Channel 3 at 10, look to the NE horizon around 10:50. An Iridium satellite will be passing overhead and reflecting sunlight briefly in what is called an “Iridium Flare”. More information via Heavens-Above satellite tracking website.
TODAY’S GREEN TIP:
By now, you have probably heard what a waste of resources most plastic bags are. You may even have some reusable bags of your own. Yet, are they going with you into the store, or are you and the store clerks where you shop still on automatic pilot, bagging in plastic? Time to rethink ways to remember to take the reusable bags with you!
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