Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tropical Storm Bertha?; Stormy 4th of July?

I'll first start off with the national news. The NHC (National Hurricane Center) is watching this strong African wave for development. The good news is that the current models have this storm missing us way to the south. The bad news is that this is not a good sign for later on during the year. We typically don't start looking at this area for ripe development til the end of July through the rest of the hurricane season. The last time we had a wave this strong come off the coast of Africa and produce a strong hurricane, was back in 1996 and its name was, ironically, Hurricane Bertha.

Now for today, things look quit yet again. Low dewpoints and low humidity equal a nice day for outdoor activity's today. Now...I know everyone once to know about what the 4th will bring. Well the models are showing a good contrast in either rain or no rain. One model is putting it off til maybe after everyones events, but another model is saying that it will most likely rain on your parade. I'll look into more information and have a midday update concerning the tropical wave and the 4th's outlook. Here's the forecasted high's for today.

Nashville: upper 80's
Clarksville: upper 80's
Cookeville: low 80's
Columbia: upper 80's to low 90's
Manchester: upper 80's

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