Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hurricane Ike; Rain Coming Our Way

Good morning everyone. Ike is still turning heads out at the NHC and here at the Highland Rim TN WX station as well. Ike right now is still a Cat.1 with winds at 80 mph. He hasn't dropped down to the TS that people thought he would of been by this time, but that's due to him begin further south then thought too. And with this further southern track, the NHC has also pushed their landfall south to SOUTHERN TX. When this storm was out in the Atlantic, we had indication that Ike might go to FL or the Carolinas, now he's forecast to hit TX and maybe not even the US. I was hoping we'd get rain out of him, but that seems highly unlikely now if he hits Southern TX.

* Speaking of rain, today we have an excellent chance at some rain and some severe weather also. The SPC has us in a "See Text" area where damaging winds will be the main threat. The rain we could use, but the strong gusty winds is what we could do without. The storms are pushing up from Northern MS this morning and as they move up this way, more storms will begin to fire with the heating of the day and that's where our isolated severe chance will begin.

Nashville: mid 80's; 50% chance
Clarksville: low to mid 80's; 50% chance
Cookeville: low to mid 80's; 60% chance
Columbia: low to mid 80's; 60% chance
Manchester: mid 80's; 50% chance

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