This image is the latest from the NHC of Ike. As you can tell, the western side of Ike is taking a beating from some shear, but if you also notice the dark circles in the middle of Ike. Well that's the convection burst that hear alot about if you follow tropical systems and that is causing Ike to intensify. Right now Ike's winds are at 85 mph and is still forecasted to hit TX. I'll give my forecast in tomorrow's morning's post.
* After some scattered rain yesterday (none here), today looks to be the opposite. It won't be hot and it won't be all that cloudy due to the cold front that passed through us yesterday. There's some patchy fog that has developed, especially south and east of Nashville, so use caution while driving through the fog this morning. Tomorrow we get another shot at some scattered rain with another front. So maybe this time most of us can get some much needed rain.
Nashville: low 80's
Clarksville: low 80's
Cookeville: upper 70's to low 80's
Columbia: low 80's
Manchester: low 80's