Afternoon temperatures have been above 70 degrees since last Friday and a few daily high temperature records have been broken across the Midstate in the past week.

Highs will be a little cooler from Thursday through Sunday with mostly 65 to 70 degrees expected. There are no major blasts of cold air in sight through the next two weeks.

We had no measurable rainfall during the first nine days of November and that is unusual. The average for this month is five inches so I think we will see it picking up beginning this week.

Make a note on your calendar for the night of Monday, Nov. 16 and the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 17 for the Leonid Meteor Shower.

The crescent moon will set early in the evening, leaving us with dark skies and what could be a good show.

Meteor showers can be unpredictable, but it is worth a try. Best viewing is from a dark location after midnight, although you can see them anytime during the night if you’re lucky.

Steve Norris provides information to Emergency Management Agencies in many counties in Tennessee. Contact him at with questions, to provide a weather update for your area or to suggest topics for his column.

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