Starting off the new work week with a recap of the weekend. As I am sure many of you have heard, severe storms crippled much of the Mid Mississippi and Ohio Valley this weekend. Storm reports from Friday show a slew of tornadoes, wind reports, and even areas of hail. Many locations, especially through Western Kentucky were hit the hardest with storm damage of EF-3 caliber. Some were long tracked tornadoes, traveling from Arkansas all the way through Kentucky. The second image below highlights Saturdays storm reports, mainly consisting of damaging winds across East Tennessee and up through the Northeast.
After a very active weekend for the region, we finally calm back down and again warm up. Average highs for this time of the year are in the upper 40s and low 50s, yet we'll again see highs in the 60s starting tomorrow and through at least the early weekend. High pressure will lock in warm and dry air today, tomorrow, and parts of Wednesday, before a round of rain arrives for parts of Thursday, Friday, and this weekend. This will then be followed with much cooler air toward Sunday and early next week.
That will do it for today, take advantage of these beautiful conditions. Lots of sunshine will be in store today and tomorrow. Highs will warm to be near 60 Tuesday before warming into the mid 60s mid week.
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