Rain Tonight, Tomorrow; The Intern Rants About Italian Tornado Video

First, check out this video of an approaching tornado in Italy yesterday. While you wait for the video to load (it’ll work on your iPhone), scroll down and read the forecast.

I rant about this at the bottom of this post.

Tonight – Showers – High 84

Light rain extends solidly across I-40 west toward Memphis.  More scattered showers are moving in behind this shield of light rain.  It’s nothing more than a nuisance rain.

There will be few breaks in rain through midnight.  The HRRR model below suggests a few more showers developing late tonight. No lightning/strong/severe weather is expected.

HRRR model Tuesday 5 PM – Wednesday 2 AM:

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Wednesday – Showers/Thunderstorms – High 86

7am 70 . 10am 79 . 1pm 84 . 4pm 86 . 7pm 83 . 10pm 77

Rain is likely, but we aren’t exactly sure where and when it will show up. Weather models vary. The GFS model keeps us pretty wet all day tomorrow. Other models (Canadian and Hi-Res NAM) keep the showers/thunderstorms a lot more scattered and random.

The SPC (Storm Prediction Center) has removed us from any severe weather chances.

Rain chances will wind down Wednesday night.

Thursday – Partly Sunny – High 88

7am 71 . 10am 81 . 1pm 86 . 4pm 88 . 7pm 84 . 10pm 76

The rain will be gone. It’ll be humid, but the humidity will decrease through the day, thanks to north winds.

Tornado Video Rant

1. If you have a tornado bearing down on you, don’t sit there and watch it. If you feel the need to record it, I don’t know what to tell you besides: is your life really worth it?

(Editor’s Note — your life is worth more than a tornado video).

Also, please don’t be near a room full of breakable windows with an approaching tornado.

(Editor’s Note — Italian windows are apparently crazy-strong).

2. If you start hearing that whistling noise or “freight train” sound, bad stuff is about to happen. Don’t stand there. Immediately seek shelter.

(Editor’s Note — of course, this would never happen to you, because you monitor multiple reliable weather sources and will have already sheltered yourself before the storm arrives).

3. Get everyone to the lowest level of a sturdy structure. Put as many walls between you and the storm.

4. Crouch down and cover your head with something, preferably not your hands.

(Editor’s Note — I wear a hockey helmet. Looks goofy but only my family sees it, and they’re used to me looking goofy. Put a helmet on your kids. Studies show they are a tremendous benefit).