Feeling like Summer

Memorial Day always seems to mark that unofficial beginning to summer; most of the children are out of school and the vacation season has begun.  The long weekend felt like summer and the week has started off on a hot note too.

In true summer form there will be a few showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening.  A strong upper ridge keeps too much from forming.  Not so good, since many folks need some rain. Parts of Middle Tennessee are in the moderate drought zone according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

LS Drought Monitor


Rain chances remain low tomorrow too, but the temperatures will be anything but low, soaring to the low 90s. Here’s a look at how Futurecast handles those isolated thunderstorms.  This may be a little overdone.


Those temperatures will come down a bit as a shallow front move into the northwest counties Wednesday night by sunrise on Thursday.  This will bring showers and thunderstorms into the mid state by around noon in the metro area and to the southern half of the state by late afternoon.

Even after the front passes the humidity remains higher.  There will also be lingering clouds and showers.  The front really never goes away it fall apart Friday night into Saturday and leaves things unsettled.  A weak disturbance rejuvenates the rain and thunderstorms possibility Saturday night into Sunday.  Hopefully this pattern will put some much needed rain in the right places.


Drier air returns next week with the return of a northwest flow.  The temperatures will not be as hot.

Get the latest on the 4WARN Forecast on Channel 4 News at 4:30pm, 5pm, 6pm and 6:30pm.

Lisa Spencer

posted 4:25 pm


About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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