I never seem to get time to sit down for long. Yesterday I met up with a few friends at Bill's Donuts in Centerville. They stopped on their way to the moped rally in Nashville this weekend, so I figured the least I could do was ride over and grab a donut with them. After that I stopped by Dawn's work for a few minutes and then off to Greenville to move a piano my mother got for my sister. It was quite heavy, but with four guys we managed to get it into the basement, thank goodness we have a walkout. I then came home, watched a movie with Dawn and we went out for a little while last night. This morning I was a "celebrity" judge for the Submarine House's Super Duper Cheese Steak eating contest. 16 inches of food, weighing in at over 40 oz. (2.5 pounds).... and the winner downed it in 2:19 minutes. That's right. It was quite entertaining, but just watching it made me not hungry for a cheese steak, for a few minutes.
As far as the weather is concerned... the cold temperatures may be over for a while. We warmed up to 51 for the high today and that was enough to trip off a few isolated showers and sprinkles. You could see the clouds bubbling up through the afternoon thanks to the "warm" temperatures. The air was so dry that much of it did not reach the ground, which is called virga. You can see the precipitation falling from the sky, but it thins out and evaporates before it reaches the ground. Once the sun set and the temperatures started to drop, the showers and clouds quickly disappeared into thin air.
Tomorrow we could once again see the pop-up showers. Temperature will be about ten degrees warmer and winds will be about 15-25 mph through the day. These winds will continue pumping in warm air into Monday. The mix of the warm temperatures, added moisture and a few other upper atmospheric conditions will all add up to a chance for severe weather on Monday. While the Miami Valley may see a few strong to severe storms on Monday, the real punch of dangerous weather looks to be in the Tennessee Valley. Strong winds, large hail, and even a few tornadoes are likely with the set-up on Monday between the Ohio Valley, Tennessee Valley, and Mississippi Valley. This is all in front of a cold punch of air that will leave us in the mid 40's for Tuesday, but we will rebound quickly into the 50's and 60's for the end of the week. I will update you again soon...have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael