We're having such a beautiful evening here that I can't imagine the horrible weather that is forecasted for tomorrow. Heavy rains and wind with possible derechoes.
Derechoes are large clusters of thunderstorms that produce widespread wind damage, usually as a result of one or more curved lines of thunderstorms known as bow echoes. The word in the Spanish language means "straight" and these windstorms leave wide, long swaths of straight-line wind damage. These winds can be as strong as 50 to 100 mph (or higher)!
We have secured the hanging plants, figurines, etc. on the front porch and also the patio furniture in the backyard. While we were doing this, I mentioned to Rick that I hope tomorrow night I'm putting everything back in it's rightful place and saying...that could have been alot worse...
I'm posting tonight, for tomorrow -- just in case we lose power.