Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Could Dolly be the heat-buster we have been looking for?

Another day, another heat advisory... A new 2008 high temp was recorded this afternoon at Memphis Int'l -101 at 2:23pm. It may inch another degree higher before sunset. The last time MEM reached 100 was Aug. 27 of last year. You remember that gosh-awful hot spell last August right? Only 2 days that whole month was the high less than 95. At my Bartlett station, WXLIVE! recorded a high of 102.0 so far. That also sets the new mark for 2008.

However, it doesn't appear that 100 degrees will show up again for the next couple of days, thanks to more clouds and scattered thunderstorms assoicated with...... Dolly?? Say it's not true! After being assured as Hurricane Dolly approached south TX last week that it would have NO impact on Mid-South weather, we were wrong again. It's true - a left-over upper level impulse that originated as Dolly moved through south TX and into northern Mexico then continued it's trip north into New Mexico and started heading east. Now it's poised to move just north of us late Wednesday and Thursday bringing scattered t'storms and some cooler temps, albeit not for long. So," HELLO DOLLY!"

Once this system passes by, the upper-level ridge of high pressure looks to take hold again and we may be headed back into the upper 90s by the weekend.

1 comment:

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

Erik...Hello Dolly is RIGHT! We need the break...even over here in eastern Middle TN where we are in the lower 90's!