No doubt about it, a wet weekend is ahead. Rain will fall on and off through the weekend. The tell-tell clouds arrived early today. A sign, rain is on the way. At noon, rain had already started falling in West Tennessee. I received a report from a very trust worthy source in Jackson, my mother. Rain continues to move through Middle Tennessee this evening. A warm front will spread more needed moisture northward. The main area of low pressure will continue to move northeast out of the southern plains. Here’s what the latest Futurecast images show. This is showing a little too much left a 9pm.
Much to the dismay of many runners, Saturday morning there is still the possibility of more rain. Some of the latest model runs are showing dry times in the morning. Let’s just hope for lighter showers, with no lightning. Showers and thunderstorms will be more spotty in the afternoon and through Sunday.
The Storm Prediction Center has put areas to the west in a “marginal” and “slight” risk zone for Saturday.
A cool front does move through on Sunday providing the mid-state with the greatest chance for strong to severe thunderstorms. The greatest threat will be damaging wind, over 60 mph and hail, 1″ in diameter and larger. Most of the mid-state has been put in a “marginal” risk area for Sunday by the Storm Prediction Center.
Weak disturbances will move through next week producing some areas of rain and thunderstorms each of the first few days for the week. Highs will be in the 70s instead of 80s.
On another note, Tomorrow is America’s PrepareAthon. I encourage you this weekend to take a few minutes to identify the place in your home that is the safest place to be during a tornado warning. Here are the things to look for…
- Basement or storm shelter if you have it
- Lowest level of the home or building
- Center of the home or building (interior bathrooms or closets are best)
- Put as many walls between you and the outside as possible.
When you find that spot, take a selfie there and tweet it and include me @WSMVLisaSpencer or post it on my facebook (Lisa Spencer) with the #safeplaceselfie.
I’ll have an update on Channel 4 News at 10pm.
Have a great weekend!