Temperature Seesaw

Beautiful! Refreshing blue skies, low humidity and chilly temperatures in the lower 40s around town…


Dense fog has been the story for some — visibility still (7:52 am) struggles, down to 1/2 mile & even 1/4 mile in and around Cookeville and Columbia. Take caution if your morning commune take you through those areas.


Mid to upper 30s along the Cumberland Plateau are the coolest spots. Areas west…low to mid 40s.

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Plenty of sunshine will warm things up quickly today, sitting comfortable on average in the lower 70s by the afternoon.


A quick reminder! Our Surviving the Storm, free weather safety show is upcoming. Mark the calendar for October 26th and November 2nd. Our weather team hopes to meet you in person, teach you how to prepare for severe weather and answer any questions you may have. It’s always a great time!WSMV SURVIVING THE STORM

Back to the 7-Day! I think you might love it. Delightful sunshine carrie son through Saturday before spotty showers return Sunday into Tuesday of next week. The main impact from this system will be in the temperature department. Low 80s on Saturday cool down into the upper 60s by Tuesday.WSMV 7 Day AM

Have a wonderful day!

-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren

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Sunny and Dry Pattern Continues

Wow! What a wonderfully refreshing fall day.  The morning low was a bit chilly at 42° in Nashville, but the afternoon was great with sunshine and 70°, near average for the year. A few clouds passing by this afternoon and into the evening made for a stunning sunset.


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A clearer sky overnight will lead to another cold morning in the low 40s in Nashville and even colder away from the city.  Some patchy morning fog is possible mainly near rivers and lakes.

High pressure is shifting to the east of Tennessee so that will help warm the temperatures each afternoon by a few degrees from the low 70s to near 80 by Saturday. The morning lows will still remain chilly the next few days in the mid 40s.


Rain stays out of the picture until late Sunday.

If you are an early bird, you may want to check out the sky just before sunrise. You’ll see what’s left of the waning crescent Moon, Venus and Mars.


I’ll have an update on News 4 at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

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Week to Remember for Weather

Usually when we have memorable weather in Middle Tennessee it’s because of tornadoes, flooding, snow, or something active.  This go around it’ll be because of sunshine and cool, crisp fall weather — conditions perfect for enjoying the outdoors!

It IS chilly outside this morning though.  You’ll want to take a jacket before leaving the house.  Temperatures as of 5am are running in the 30s & 40s.


A few spots of frost may be forming now, as well.  If you see some, please snap a picture and share it with us, so we can show it to everyone else who relies on News 4.


The sky’s clear now….all thanks to an area of high pressure building in.  As that gets closer to the Mid State today we’ll have much less wind than yesterday.


This afternoon will be perfect for a walk outdoors.  Look at that high — room temperature…..around 70!


Highs will be a little lower this afternoon over eastern Middle Tennessee than the I-65 corridor and areas farther west.

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We had the Titans game downtown last night.  Tonight, it’s the Preds!  It’ll be chilly in AND out of Bridgestone Arena, so dress warmly!


Under a clear sky, lows tomorrow morning will be similar….in the upper 30s and low-mid 40s.

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Down the road this week, temperatures will moderate both during the day and at night.  However, what will remain constant and firmly in control is sunshine!


Join us through 7am on News 4.  Daphne DeLoren will show you where fog has formed overnight.

Coming up on News 4 at noon today, I’ll be with you to shed more light on our next rain chance, which arrives this weekend.  Please…join us!


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Autumn’s Chill Arrives

Chilly air arrived overnight, the low at Nashville dropped to 49°.  And what a day! It was sunny and breezy but cool…even a few degrees below the average at 67°.  Tonight the low drops even lower to the upper 30s to low 40s.  For some that means some patchy frost, especially in the Cumberland Plateau area.


The pattern for the first half of the week will include some chilly morning lows in the 40s and mild highs in the 70s.  This is slightly below average for this time of year. The average high is 72, the average low is 49.


No rain is expected for the work week under this dome of high pressure. The morning lows will be in the 40s and afternoon highs rise into the upper 70s.


With these chilly morning temperatures, it reminds me that winter is just around the corner.  The annual coat drive, Warm Coats from Warm Hearts is up and running.  If you have a new or gently used coat to donate, you can drop if off at any Acceptance Insurance location or any Firestone location. And as always the Granny White Church of Christ has donation boxes set up.  That is where the giveaway will be held in November.

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I’ll have an update on the weather on News 4 at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

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Blast of Autumn Air is Here

The summery warmth of the weekend has packed up & headed south!  Meanwhile, much more typical fall conditions have moved in in its place.

This change occurred late yesterday afternoon and overnight.  Outdoors as of 6am today, it’s chilly!


It’s mildest over eastern Middle Tennessee, where clouds linger.


Clouds will gradually decrease from eastern Middle Tennessee this morning.  The north wind will increase to 10-20 mph with higher gusts as we approach midday.

Here’s your temperature profile today…


Highs in many of our communities will look like this…

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Weather for the Titans tonight will be cool & crisp!


Temperatures will keep tumbling overnight.  In fact, we have the possibility of patchy frost at early tomorrow for the first time this season….mainly in the areas shaded blue.


Check out how cold it’ll get tonight:

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This week, as high pressure builds in we expect lots of sunshine and no rain, plus temperatures typical of mid fall.


The next chance for rain won’t arrive until Sunday and even then, it’ll just be a slight chance for a shower.


Join me later today on News 4 at Noon!  I’ll have an updated look at how cold it’ll get tonight and whether frost will be a concern tomorrow night as well.


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October 15: An Autumnal Week Ahead

As this evening’s showers depart, significantly cooler air will come crashing into the Midstate, which means it will actually FEEL like fall…temporarily, at least.

The HRRR model’s radar simulation shows the rain moving off the Cumberland Plateau around midnight:

Temperatures tonight will drop to the mid to upper 40s:

We’ll only warm up to the mid 60s on Monday despite abundant sunshine:

Strong northerly winds will keep the cool air locked in place Monday night and Tuesday, with lows in the low to mid 40s and highs on Tuesday only in the upper 60s to around 70°:

A gradual warming trend kicks in Wednesday through next weekend, with temperatures back to around 80° by Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

Our next hint of a rain chance doesn’t arrive until Sunday at the earliest.  Enjoy the nice weather this week!

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Rain & Colder Air on the Way

After a warm start to the weekend (yesterday’s high was 86), showers and thunderstorms will push through along a cold front today.  Then, temperatures will tumble to get us back to more typical mid fall-like conditions.  I hear applause from some….and boooos from others.

As of 7am on this Sunday, it’s mild and humid.


There’s a light south breeze blowing in some clouds in many areas.  Here’s the view over downtown Nashville.


Notice the rain headed our way for later.  It’s quickly approaching the bootheel of Missouri.


As that system pushes through the Mid State expect just scattered showers until it slides east of I-65 this afternoon.  Then, a few thunderstorms will form up with some heavier downpours for eastern Middle Tennessee.  FUTURECAST shows that.

Temperatures will warm in Nashville until about midday, and then cool considerably.

Tomorrow will be bright, but feel more like November.  Be sure to take a jacket if you’re going to the Titans game tomorrow night, too!


Come Tuesday morning, I expect patchy frost will form.  Lows will be in the 30s and 40s.

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Join us on News 4 this morning from 8am until 9am for an updated look at the rain headed our way.  We’ll share more specifics on where frost is most likely for Tuesday.


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