Hold on to your hat! It is a wet and windy day. A tight pressure gradient is in place as an area of high pressure exits and a front moves in. Winds have gusted to 50 to 60 mph in some spots.
Winds were so high this afternoon that a tree came down on the Vanderbilt campus. One of our viewers DeeDee sent this photo in. She said that a student passed by this tree just before it fell. She heard what she thought was thunder, but turned to see the tree fall. Scary!
Most of the rain has been south of I-40, but as the front moves across the rain will become more widespread. There could be an embedded thunderstorm or two, but severe weather is not expected.
Another area of high pressure moves in Tuesday and Wednesday. There may be a few showers early on Tuesday, but drier conditions prevails in the afternoon. It will be cooler with a northerly wind pushing in air from Canada. Wednesday it does start to warm, but by late Wednesday, expect a few showers to move return.
On Thursday an upper level low slides across bringing back some scattered showers. This doesn’t stick around long as drier weather comes back just in time for the weekend. You’ll get a taste of summer this weekend with temperatures soaring to the upper 70s.
Watch me for the latest on Channel 4 News at 5pm and 6pm.
posted 4:37 PM