Today, I will be driving from Jersey, VA, to Cookeville, TN, so I will cut through western Virginia and cut from the northeastern corner of Tennessee into the center of the state.
This morning, the weather has been mostly sunny, with mild temperatures, high humidity and calm winds.
The NWS in Cleveland, OH, forecasts (for Cleveland, OH) a partly sunny day, with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a high temperature of 90 F. The winds will be calm, becoming northeast at 5-7 mph.
The NWS in Nashville, TN, forecasts (for Cookeville, TN) a mostly cloudy evening, with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a low temperature of 71 F. The winds will be calm.
Current visible satellite imagery shows some light cumulus along the way.
The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Surface Map shows warm temperatures and high humidity, with party cloudy skies (according to the sensors) and light, variable winds.
The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity shows showers and thunderstorms are possible along my route. I think I will have passed the threat in Virginia, but will run into a large cluster of rain in northeastern Tennessee.
The Nested NAM predicts temperatures will rise into the mid 80s F, and then decrease to the mid 70s F overnight.
The Nested NAM shows that the dewpoints will remain in the 70s F.
The Nested NAM shows strong wind gusts are unlikely. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.
The Nested NAM predicts partly to mostly cloudy skies along my route.
I will be taking it easy on this ride back, as I will be driving a U-Haul truck and towing a vehicle. I expect to be under partly cloudy skies, and I might be able to miss some of the rain.
Thank you for reading my post.
The forecasts from the National Weather Service are from The NWS Homepage
The upper air soundings and mesoscale analysis plots are from the Storm Prediction Center website.
The satellite data, model data, and forecasted soundings are from College of DuPage – SATRAD