FINALLY, for a change, our northern counties will get a break from rain this weekend! They so need it! Take a look at Doppler radar rainfall estimates for the last 7 days in our area. Western Trigg county in Kentucky has picked up more than 15 inches!
The image above was taken from this site ( http://water.weather.gov/precip/ ) in case you want to fiddle with it yourself sometime.
Outdoors now, 4WARN Live Doppler shows a few showers and thunderstorms, but they’re only over southern Middle Tennessee. That’s where I fully expect the focus of rain to be today.
That’s not to say rain will ONLY fall south of I-40. I’m just saying that’s where the vast majority will be. FUTURECAST shows some rain developing later today, as a cold front slides down into the Mid State from the Ohio River Valley…but not much.
As for temperatures, thick clouds in spots are holding temperatures down right now. It’s going to be one of those days when at times, clouds dominate. At others, sunshine will prevail. We refer to that as “variably cloudy”.
The organized severe threat has pushed to the south of our area today. However, we can’t rule out an isolated storm that produces damaging wind gusts over southern Middle Tennessee late this afternoon.
Behind the cold front that swings through later today, humidity will drop some tomorrow. Dew points are currently in the mid-upper 60s in most spots.
Tomorrow, they’ll mainly be in the lower 60s (slight improvement, but it’s something). Tomorrow will also bring an even LOWER rain chance for the area — 30%. I like how FUTURECAST is handling that set-up. That, coupled with even more sunshine, will make tomorrow the pick of the weekend for enjoying area pools and lakes. Highs tomorrow should be in the mid-upper 80s.
Coming up today on Channel 4 News at 5pm, Daphne Deloren will have the latest on any storms moving through Middle Tennessee.