Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hurricane Ike, Gustav's Wind and Rains

It seems like it is one storm right after anyone, and now Ike wants to play games with us. Right now the winds of Ike are at 145 mph sustained winds (Cat. 4) and it doesn't appear that anything will be in his way to really weaken him all that much. Right now the models are showing two things Ike can do. One, he can stay out in the Atlantic and not even hinder the US at all. Or two, the models show him making a BIG time landfall in Palm Beach City, FL. We hope Ike chooses to stay out in the Atlantic, but the NHC will continue to follow this storm along with Josephine and Hanna in sight as well.

* For us back in our mainland, there is some rain bands from the remnants of Gustav affecting the western sections of Middle TN this morning. It looks like all of Middle TN has a shot at seeing some rain (mainly tomorrow), but it won't be near as much as we saw with Fay. Even if you don't get rain today, it will be a windy ride so use caution while driving....especially on Nashville interstates.

Nashville: upper 80's; 30% chance
Clarksville: upper 80's; 50% chance
Cookeville: upper 80's to low 90's
Columbia: upper 80's; 30% chance
Manchester: low 90's

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