The remnants of Hurricane Ida were moving across Tennessee during the first half of the week but high pressure will move in from Thursday through Sunday bringing us sunny, drier and cooler weather.

It’s looking great for Tennessee football Thursday night in Knoxville and high school football across the state Friday night. There will be several days this week with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.

The catastrophic flooding of the weekend of Aug. 21 set an all-time record for 24-hour rainfall in Tennessee as McEwen in Humphreys County recorded 17 inches in 24 hours and radar indicated as much as 20 inches may have fallen in some areas, with an incredible none inches in three hours.

In our evening sky this week you can see the very bright planet Venus in the western sky after sunset. Jupiter is the planet rising in the southeastern sky shining brightly as the night goes along. If you have a question or just want to talk weather, drop me an e-mail to

Steve Norris obtained his first job in radio doing the weather as a senior in high school. As well as writing articles for newspapers, he provides severe weather information to county governments and Emergency Management and also does live hourly weather reports for radio stations. He has received multiple awards for his coverage of severe weather in middle Tennessee — both tornadoes and ice storms.

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