Smith County Weather Report: July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021

by Steve Norris, Smith County Insider Weather Correspondent

Sunny, hazy and getting hotter through Saturday with high temperatures of 90 to 95 degrees. Thunderstorm chances will go back up to around 50 percent on Sunday and Monday, and it will be very hot and humid with highs in the mid-to-upper 90s. I expect this hot weather to stick around for the next two weeks.

I am sure you have been noticing the hazy sky and we’ve had some lovely red sunsets,  smoke from Western U.S. and Canadian wildfires has drifted over our area lowering visibility.

We have a full moon coming to start the weekend 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 August 12th and I will tell you more over the next week or two.

I recently discovered that Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States was very interested in the weather! Jefferson took daily weather readings around Williamsburg Virginia and on July 4th 1776, he went to a local Merchant to purchase a new thermometer before he went to sign the Declaration of Independence. I thought that was really cool! You can reach me anytime at