Storms and Heat

A line of strong thunderstorms is moving south out ahead of a front tonight in Southern Kentucky, moving toward Middle Tennessee.  There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch out until 10pm Thursday night for parts of Southern Kentucky and until Midnight Friday morning for Clay, Fentress, Overton and Pickett in northeast Middle Tennessee.  WSMV SEVERE T-STORM WATCH

These storms could produce damaging wind, large hail and frequent lightning. They have already had a history of doing just that.  All the “W”s stand for wind damage reports.  The “H”s stand for Hail.


The line will continue to drop southward.  The environment over Middle Tennessee is not as conducive for severe thunderstorms especially since the sun has set. If is possible over the next couple of hours we could see a severe thunderstorm develop especially in the northeast corner of Middle Tennessee.  The greatest concern would be straight line winds.

Heat is the other story.  Tomorrow will be another hot day with temperatures in the mid 90s and heat index values 100-105.

LS 4 RPM 12KM Temperature.png

The front will not bring any heat relief as it will stall out and really becoming a focusing boundary for a few showers and thunderstorms each day of the weekend.


Find a way a way to stay cool…pool, lake or keep it inside…movie theatre or mall.

I’ll have an update on Channel 4 News at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

posted 9:38 PM



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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2 Responses to Storms and Heat

  1. Mark Evans says:

    We got 3.96″ in only about 2 hours overnight here in Murfreesboro on the west side of town.

  2. Lisa Spencer says:

    Thank you for the observation.

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