Today was hot but not as painful as the 95 degrees we hit yesterday! Nashville touched 90 degrees but it is no surprise that it FELT more like the triple digits around town. Dew points were beyond oppressive, in the upper 70s. Yes, I know, the can of hair spray is running very low at this point. Mine is too. I’m so sorry.
A few strong storms marched through this evening, but they mainly impacted areas south of the I-40 corridor. Heavy downpours and frequent lightning were the main impacts. Winds were powerful enough to knock a tree down, crushing a carport in Murfreesboro.
Well I think it is time for some good news! As I write here (8:10 pm), most of the shower and storm activity has made a great escape towards the south and east of Middle Tennessee. Looking very good.
Check out the 24-hour rainfall totals: the winner goes to southeastern Maury County at close to three inches. Heavy downpours in a strong thunderstorm in this area led to a small stream flood advisory earlier. It is now expired.
A frontal boundary currently over Southern Missouri and Northern Kentucky will keep the chance for a few spotty showers and storms on Sunday. The best chance will be during the afternoon to evening hours. I don’t think we’ll see as many as we saw today and the muggy meter won’t be AS bad. Phew! High temperatures will be seasonably hot in the upper 80-degree range which is also refreshing when compared to the mid and upper 90s we hit last week. We will take it. 🙂
The week ahead brings a very summer-like pattern. The same front that brings a chance for showers on Sunday will hang around through the beginning of the week but expected to spark more showers and storms, especially Monday and Tuesday. Again, not a great chance for severe weather but one you’ll want to keep the umbrella handy for.
If you missed it at 5 and 6, here’s a little glimpse at the 7 days ahead.
Be sure to join Meteorologist Dan Thomas on Channel 4 at 4 am for the full breakdown of the workweek ahead.