Wow what a day. Most folks were startled out of sleep this morning to the booming sound of thunder. Those storms packed a wallop bringing damage to many areas. All of the “w”s represent wind damage reports and the red dots and raindrops represent significant rainfall reports and flooding.
Flooding was definitely a big story. Rainfall estimates have been huge especially along the Kentucky and Tennessee line. Rainfall estimates of 5-6″ are evident along the Tennessee and Kentucky. This made for several flooding conditions. One family had to be rescued from their home in Springfield.
More flooding is likely over the coming day with more rain in the forecast. The good news…it will be quiet overnight no thunderstorms. Tomorrow will be hot and muggy, likely our hottest day of the week. Temperatures will rise to the mid 90s and with the heat index values between 100-105. Yuck!
With the heat and humidity in place another disturbance will slide in, making for more rain and thunderstorms. Tomorrow’s storms could again bring damaging wind, heavy downpours and lightning.
The timing will be late afternoon into the evening. And right now it looks like that rain will be in an areas that could use it.
For some the rain is welcomed, especially across the southern portion of Middle Tennessee. Here’s the latest drought monitor. There is some improvement, however it does not account for the rain from overnight and today. Many areas in Tennessee are still in Abnormally Dry of Moderate Drought.
The pattern through the weekend and even next week does keep a chance of rain and thunderstorms in the forecast each day. Sunday carries the greatest likelihood of rain.Temperature will drop slightly in response. They heat back up next week.
Join me on Channel 4 News at 10pm for an update.