Another hot and sticky day with afternoon thunderstorms lingering into the evening. I feel like a broken record, I have said that so much lately, but it’s true. Today we reached 97 degrees. Each day for the rest of the week does have a chance of some rain and a few thunderstorms.
A stationary front is stretched across parts of the Midwest. Down along the western Gulf of Mexico and into the Mississippi Valley there is a trough of low pressure. That trough will continue to strengthen and push more moisture northward. Tomorrow expect to see more rain and thunderstorms as a result. Some of those thunderstorms could produce gusty winds and heavy downpours.
The chance of rain increases Thursday. Some of the computer models are hinting at 2 to 2.5″ of rain. This could trigger some flash flooding. Friday the instability remains with still a chance of scattered thunderstorms. This increased chance of rain will bring the afternoon highs down into the mid-80s for a couple of days. A nice bit of relief, but it will still be muggy.
Over the weekend, some disturbances in the atmosphere will slide into the mid state. This again will keep a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. Temperatures will begin to creep back to near 90 degrees.
Hopefully this on and off chance of rain and thunderstorms will help with the drought situation. By the time we get to Saturday, some areas could see 2.5-4″. Nashville is still 4.53″ below the average annual rainfall.
I’ll have an update on Channel 4 News at 10pm.