This image really shows how large Ike is. Ike right now has a huge wind field that stretches over most of the coast of TX and into parts of LA. Ike has strengthened slightly up to 105 mph winds and the current forecast track keeps it getting up to Cat. 3 status with a landfall around the greater Houston area.
* For today, the weather words are going to be hot and humid. The rain chances that we thought we had looks now to be slim to none and now the best rain chances are coming when and if Ike comes this way. High's could get close to 90 today, but most areas should stay in the upper 80's with some clouds in the sky, but no rain relief.
Nashville: upper 80's
Clarksville: upper 80's
Cookeville: mid to upper 80's
Columbia: upper 80's
Manchester: mid to upper 80's
* I'm going to be out of town this weekend, and with that being said, Fred Gossage will be making the blog post tomorrow for sure, but I don't know about Sunday.