by Steve Norris, Smith County Insider Weather Correspondent

Our weather is looking good for the most part through Saturday with typical summertime conditions. Partly sunny each day with a 30% chance of an afternoon Thundershower, high temperatures in the upper 80s. Rain is likely Sunday through Tuesday, as plenty of moisture will be coming up from the Gulf. Our latest data indicates rain increasing again from the 4th to the 7th of July, I will update you next week on the Independence Day forecast, but let’s hope the rain doesn’t mess it up.

One of the worst heat waves ever recorded in Tennessee was on June 29th and it was only 8 years ago in 2012. I bet you remember it if you were here! An abnormally hot, dry air mass settled over Middle Tennessee.  Nashville set an all-time record high with 109. Other all-time record highs were set at Woodbury (110), Sparta (108), McMinnville (106), Cookeville (105), and Jamestown and Monterey (103).

In our evening Sky this week we will have a crescent moon to the West and you will notice Jupiter shining rather brightly in the Southeastern sky between 9 and midnight and then in the southern Sky after midnight.

By the way, my forecasting service is available to you and your business at a very low rate and available 7 days a week. Forecasting for job sites where weather is critical. Advance warning days ahead of weather that could be a hazard to lives and property. I have been a personal forecaster for construction companies, road builders and farmers for years. Drop me a note anytime and I can tell you what I can do for you as your personal meteorologist. My email is weather1@charter.net and you can reach me anytime at 931-335-4156.

Steve Norris got his first job at 18 years old doing radio weather. Steve does forecasts for several radio stations and newspapers, and he serves as a severe weather meteorologist for some city governments in the Middle Tennessee area. Steve first became interested in weather when his grandfather bought him a thermometer when he was 10 years old. He has been loving weather for over 40 years.

If you need weather data or have any weather-related questions or comments, you can reach Steve Norris at weather1@charter.net.