It wasn’t a record to day, but it was well above average. It reached 85 degrees this afternoon in Nashville. The record is 88 from 1955. The average high for this date is only 71, so it felt like a summer day.
A ridge of high pressure is in place, but the ridge is starting to move on. Clouds streamed in this afternoon, but rain is not expected until late Wednesday. The upper level low to the west is nearly stationary over the central Rockies. It continues to direct moisture across Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas causing flooding rain. That rain extends up to Missouri and Iowa. It has mostly been rain, but a lot of it.
That rain should make it to the Mississippi River by late Tuesday. Meanwhile across the mid state a southerly flow will help instability develop. There should be some lift by Wednesday evening. This spells rain.
By Thursday an approaching front will possibly trigger some thunderstorms. Nothing severe is expected yet. The temperatures will take a little dip Thursday back to average.
If you liked last weekend, chances are, you like this one too. The sunshine will return and temperatures will soar once again into the 80s.
The last Surviving the Storm of the season is coming up Thursday night in Nolensville at the Historic School. The show begins at 7pm, the doors open at 6pm.
Folks from the National Weather Service will be there to program weather radios, so bring your. We will have some great prizes to give away too, including a weather radio from Midland.
posted 9:30 pm