4 Things to Know About Our Upcoming Weather

There are 4 things you should know about our upcoming weather.  They are…

1) Today will be the opposite of yesterday for temperatures.

Outdoors this morning, it’s not as cold as it was this time yesterday.  This afternoon won’t be as mild as yesterday afternoon either.

Sunshine’s large and in charge in Nashville now…and for most areas southeast of Nashville.


Meanwhile, clouds are winning out over northern Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky.  This is a view shortly after 7am in Clarksville, at exit 4 off of I-24.


Here’s a look from above as of 7am.


7am temperatures look like this.


With the clouds building southeastward from Kentucky and a light northwest wind, temperatures won’t climb all that much this afternoon.  Here’s look at how the day will unfold….

For the rest of the Mid State:

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2)  Tomorrow looks very similar to today.

Expect more of the same tomorrow.  Lows will be a little lower in the morning — in the 20s.  The afternoon will be chilly, in the 40s, with decreasing clouds


3)  The weekend will be a mixed bag.

Saturday looks like one of the better days in the next week, weatherwise.  It’ll be mostly sunny early followed by increasing clouds later in the day.  Temperatures will climb into the 50s.  Rain is expected on Sunday, although the exact timing is still uncertain.

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4) Travel for the beginning of the Christmas week looks fantastic.

Rain showers will linger into Monday before clearing out on Tuesday.  Wednesday looks very good for travel, too.



Join us later today on News 4 at Noon….then this evening beginning at 4pm.  We’ll have another look at the timing of Sunday’s rain…and share our thoughts on the remainder of next week, important to many of you for last minute Christmas preparations.

Have a great Thursday!


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December 13: More Cold Air Moving In


After a breezy day, winds are diminishing tonight. Today’s winds were from the south and warmed things to 51° this afternoon, that’s near average. It won’t be as cold tonight as this morning’s 20° low, with overnight lows dropping into the lower 30s.


A passing cold front will impact daytime highs Thursday and Friday with highs only reach the low to mid 40s.


It will be a one to punch, one cold front right after the other, but no rain expected just a few clouds. With that said, I can’t totally rule out a passing flurry along the Plateau.

Warmer weather is headed our way this weekend. Saturday will be beautiful with sunshine and highs just a little above average. Sunday the warm air sticks around  but scattered showers enter the picture.  A few showers will linger into early next week.


Tonight is the best night to look for the Geminid Meteor Shower.  You’ll need to bundle up and get away from the city lights.  There could be a cloud or two get in the way late tonight, but tomorrow night will also be good. On a night like tonight when the moon is in a crescent phase, the Geminids are known to produce 50-120 meteors per hour, that is about 1-2 meteors per minute. The best time to watch is an hour or two after midnight. Be patient and give yourself about an hour to see a “shooting star”.

Meteor Shower

Courtesy: Earthsky.com

Join me for update on the weather on News 4 at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer


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Pass the Hot Cocoa Please

A morning for an extra large cup of hot cocoa! Temperatures in the lower 20s felt as cold as the lower teens. The bright side, this picture right here –>


Refreshing sunshine. It is already at work with warming things up, low to upper 30s at 9:53 am here.WSMV DMA TEMPS ZOOM1_EffectSquiggle Autoplot

Daytime highs will climb into the mid to upper 50s but the key player in what it really feels like today, points to the wind department. With sustained southwesterly winds between 15 and 25 mph, and wind gusts up to 35 even 40 mph, it will only feel as warm as the lower 40s. DT 4 RPM 12KM WindChill

A Wind Advisory is in effect today from noon until 6 PM. Driving will be challenging at times, particularly for high profile vehicles driving from a west to east (or vice versa_ direction. Any loose objects or Christmas decorations around the house should be tied up!DT WATCH3

Increasing clouds with an approaching cold front as soon as tonight but not enough moisture to squeeze any precipitation out of them. The main impact from the front will be in the temperature department as soon as tomorrow. Highs will only touch the low to mid 40s Thursday and Friday. VIDEO VIPIR

Our next chance for showers hold off until the weekend. I’ll have the latest on the timing coming up at noon today. Hope you join me!WSMV 7 Day AM

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December 12: Coldest of the Week

After a very cold and windy day, you’ll want to keep a warm winter coat handy this evening. The afternoon high reached 43°, but the high for the day actually occurred at 2AM when it reached 49°.

It was cold for the lighting of the Menorah tonight in downtown Nashville about 5:30pm, 35°.  Happy Hanukah!

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A mainly clear sky and a northwesterly breeze will allow temperatures to fall to near the bone chilling mid 20s early Wednesday morning. Wind chills will be in the teens.  One footnote to this. I am expecting the winds to change from the northwest to the southwest tomorrow morning. The timing of this change will effect how cold it gets and when.  If the winds change overnight before dawn, it will likely not be as cold.


Sunshine returns Wednesday, which will help warm things up to average near 50° by the afternoon. Tomorrow will be the brightest day of the week until we get to Saturday. It will also be the windiest. Expect a strong southwest wind with gusts of 30-35 mph.


Thursday the next clipper comes through and drops temperatures once again, into the mid 40s.  We could even see some flurries. And  yet another system brings another surge of cold air on Friday too.

Saturday will be dry and mild and Sunday brings just a few spotty showers. That will be the first time it has rained since December 5.


I’ll have the latest on the forecast on News 4 at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

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Bone Chilling

A cloudy and windy start to our morning!


So far, not a whole lot in the precipitation department. There has been a few rain/snow mix showers and a few very light snow showers, mainly east…not enough to amount to any accumulations across the Mid State. I expect much of the same to wrap up the morning, with a clearing trend through the afternoon.

The wind? Here to stay!

Breezy northwesterly winds have gusted as high as 29 mph, packing a punch on how it really feels out there. WSMV DMA TEMPS ZOOM1_EffectSquiggle Autoplot

Upper 30s to lower 40s FEELING as low as the lower 20s for our eastern counties — most areas have a wind chill in the upper 20 to upper 30-degree range.WSMV DMA WINDCHILL STILL1

With a passing cold front, temperatures won’t budge! I expect daytime highs in the upper 30 to lower 40s region-wide…again feeling more like the low 20 to low 30s.DT 4 RPM 12KM WindChill

Temperatures continue to drop low tonight. Cold enough for a heavy coat when you wake up early Wednesday morning. Lows in the lower 20s will feel like the teens! Ouch!


We’ll warm up back to average in the upper 40s Wednesday and Thursday before our next approaching system drops temperatures once again! I’ll have the full breakdown on which areas will feel the coolest and how our weekend is shaping up coming up at noon today.

-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren

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December 11: Winter Weather Tomorrow

Big changes for tomorrow’s weather.  We reached 60° today in Nashville, tomorrow it will feel like half of that as a front moves through. Tonight the next cold front will dive in bringing with it some morning flurries and a better chance of snow for the Cumberland Plateau. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 5am to 10am for the the upper Cumberland Plateau.


This could cause some problems traveling in the morning in that northeast corner of Middle Tennessee as some spots could see up to 1″ of snow.  Higher spots like Monterey could see even more. In Nashville a few flurries will fall as the front  passes in the morning.

LISA WHAT TO EXPECT 2.pngHere’s the timing on that snow, it moves out very quickly. The sky starts to clear by lunch time.

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Daytime highs will only reach the upper 30s tomorrow, a good ten degrees below average. but the winds howling out of the northwest 10-25 mph will make it feel colder.  Expect wind chills in the 20°S.


Wednesday will start off very cold with actual low temperatures in the low 20s but will warm up to the upper 40s by the afternoon.


Thursday it will be near 50 in the afternoon. Yet another clipper moves through late Thursday dropping the temperatures again for Friday.


For the weekend: Saturday is dry, but Sunday brings a few showers. I’ll have the latest on News 4 at 10pm.  I hope you’ll watch then.

Lisa Spencer

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Bone Chilling Air Around the Corner



Crystal blue skies warming up a sub-freezing morning — up to the low 30s and low 40s as I write here at 9:18am.WSMV DMA TEMPS ZOOM1_EffectSquiggle Autoplot

Light southerly winds knock our actual air temperatures to feel more like the low to upper 30s.


Winds remain out of the south all day, picking up with a breeze around 10-20 mph this afternoon. This will pull in above average highs in the low 60s around 3PM.DT_Day Planner_MORNING

A very different story ahead! Arctic air alongside northerly winds bring a round of significantly cooler temperatures as soon as tomorrow morning. Overnight lows will drop into the low to mid 30s but it will FEEL more like the upper 20s. A few early morning snow flurries will be possible for areas east of I-65…take a snap and send it our way! 🙂

Daytime highs will only warm into the upper 30s to lower 40s region-wide, about ten degrees below average for this time of the year. After that? We’ll seesaw in the temperatures department for the remainder of the 7-Day. You’ll want to join me at noon for the latest on how temperatures shape up and how I expect the weekend to pan out (know, I know…it’s only Monday), on News 4!

Let’s make it a great week!

-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren

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