A little bit cooler weather will be with us this week with high temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s. I think we will bounce right back into the 80s from May 22-28.

The frost season is over for our area, the tornado season is winding down and now it is time to concentrate on heat and humidity from late May all the way through September. 

I am expecting the summer to be hotter and more humid than normal with above-normal precipitation from thunderstorms that will be more numerous than usual. I expect us to be in the 90s to near 100 degrees many days this summer. 

It looks like the Gulf of Mexico will be very active this summer and fall with tropical activity and that usually has quite an impact on Tennessee. The official forecast is eight hurricanes this season with four of them being Category 3 or stronger.

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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