Tropical Storm Iota Forms, Colder Next Week Locally
2020 is a record breaking year for the tropics. We are now at our 31st storm of the season with a brand new storm forming today.
Tropical Storm Iota formed in the Carribbean, and is forecast to stregnthen into a Hurricane by Sunday. It may be another major hurricane at landfall in Central America.
This storm will not have any local impacts here in the Tennessee Valley.
It was a nice Friday across the valley with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s, and lows this morning were in the mid 40s. You can see this is a touch above normal for this time of the year on the Almanac below. We are well away from our record highs and lows today.
A strong cold front will be approaching the area Saturday night into Sunday morning. This front will bring a band of scattered showers with it, along with much colder temps behind it. You can see the futurecast below showing the showers expected Saturday night into early Sunday morning. We clear out nicely behind the front Sunday with a gusty northwest wind.
We are not expecting any severe weather with the front locally. You may see some severe weather on the map to our northwest tomorrow, but these storms will weaken well before reaching the valley.
Remember to come out to our weather radio programming event TOMORROW MORNING! We will be out at the Walmart in Lawrenceburg from 9am to noon to program your weather radio! If you do not own a weather radio, they will be available for purchase at Walmart. Make sure you buy or bring 3 AA batteries as well.
Have a great weekend!