Wow! Weekend Weather

The severe weather threat is gone at least until next week.  There is a little rain left, but it’s moving east and will all be gone before dawn.  The weekend is looking spectacular.  And that is great because there are so many things going on.

Dan Thomas described in his blog earlier this evening about the weather we’ve just had and the changes coming.  As he mentions there is the tiniest chance of a shower Saturday as a week front comes through.  Get more details here. Here’s the overview in the 4DAY forecast.


The weather will be perfect for graduations and there are many this weekend.  Vanderbilt’s commencement is tomorrow.

Looking skyward this weekend as soon as darkness falls, look outside to the southwest for the moon.  The nearby point of light will be Regulus, brightest star in the constellation Leo. Don’t mistake it for Jupiter which is also visible.

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Saturday night just after sunset, the first two celestial bodies to pop out in the sky are the waxing moon and Jupiter, the king planet. Look for the moon and Jupiter high in southern sky.

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One of the biggest events this weekend is the The Iroquois Steeplechase.  A Nashville tradition since 1941.  It’s a big outdoor party featuring horses and hats.


The Clarksville Police Department is hosting the Run for C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) 5k Run/Walk Saturday from 9am to 11am.  It starts at the police headquarter.

Also Saturday is the Strawberry Festival in Portland. This is where I will be as one of the Grand Marshalls for the parade that begins at 4pm.  I am honored to be representing the late Bill Hall in a reunion of previous Grand Marshalls.


The Inaugural Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival Saturday 3pm to 9pm. It includes craft vendors, live music, food trucks, KidZone  a spectacular hot air balloon GLOW at dusk. It’s set for the Westhaven subdivision but you have to get tickets in advance.

That only scratches the surface of events…enjoy!

Join me for a weather update at 10 pm on Channel 4.

Lisa Spencer

posted 9:45pm





About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.
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