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Steve Norris

The chance of rain will decrease just a bit this weekend, but there will continue to be a chance of daily scattered pop-up storms, and the temperatures will warm up and hit 90 on some days, but I do not see any major changes yet.

There are indications a heat wave may try to move into Tennessee in the next few weeks, but nothing for sure at this time.

If you’ve been noticing that it looks hazy on some days, and we’ve had some lovely red sunsets, some smoke from Western and Canadian wildfires drifted over the area from time to time.

We have a full moon coming up on Friday, and it is known as the Buck Moon, reflecting the time of year when new deer antlers begin to grow. Make a note on your calendar that one of the biggest meteor showers of the year is coming the night of Aug. 12, and I will tell you more in the next week or two.

I recently discovered Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States, was interested in the weather. Jefferson took daily weather readings around Williamsburg, Virginia and on July 4, 1776, he went to a local merchant to buy a new thermometer before he went to sign the Declaration of Independence. I thought that was really cool.

Steve Norris is a weather guru. Send him an email anytime with questions or comments to weather1@charter.net.

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