Eye to the Sky

Eye to the Sky is a weather blog of Independent Herald editor Ben Garrett. Garrett has long been a weather enthusiast and has blogged about interesting weather for years on his personal website. Garrett is not a professional forecaster or a meteorologist, and information contained in this blog should not be considered a substitute from official forecasts, advisories or other products from the National Weather Service.

  • Another cool-down for Memorial Day | Eye to the Sky The cooler-than-average, wetter-than-average month of May will continue with yet another cool down and yet more rain chances just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs in the 60s both Wednesday and Thursday, with nighttime lows flirting with the 40s both Thursday and Friday mornings, as a progressive ...
  • Summer isn’t here to stay just yet | Eye to the Sky The Tennessee Valley saw its first air quality alert of the season on Monday, as rising temperatures and a lack of a breeze saw the National Weather Service issue the alert for less-than-ideal air conditions. That is typically the surest sign that summer has arrived. Yesterday saw temps in the 80s across the region, and today ...
  • Summer-like temps won’t last: Eye to the Sky A wave of summer-like weather is headed to the Cumberlands and much of the rest of the Southeast this week, as upper level ridging and high pressure usher in much warmer temperatures for the entire region. High temps neared 80 degrees today, and should be even warmer the next three days, as conditions that are more ...
  • Another ugly weather weekend may be lurking | Eye to the Sky The skies finally cleared and a full day of sun returned to the Cumberlands today, closing out what was otherwise a dreary weekend. After temperatures stayed in the 40s with lots of rain both Friday and Saturday, Sunday was dry and sunny, but still quite cool, as temperatures struggled to rise above 60 degrees with ...