Too Much Rain?

For months now, we have been talking about how much of Middle Tennessee needs some rain.  Nashville is 4.61 inches below the annual average and Crossville is 3.65 inches below the yearly normal.  Meanwhile some places to the north have had a surplus, like Clarksville with 3.65 inches above the annual average.  Folks to the south continue to suffer with drought conditions.

DT DROUGHT UPDATE

For the next few days there is a really good chance of playing catch up in some spots, but there is also the chance of flash flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch  for Thursday for the possibility of getting too much rain.

WSMV WATCH 1

Some of the computer models are suggesting that some areas could pick up 2 to 4″ of rain, especially to the west.  An area of low pressure is lifting northward dragging a lot of gulf moisture with it. See the key below to translate the amounts for your area.

PAUL ECMWF RAIN

Tomorrow is the day we are likely to see the greatest chance of rain out of the next 7 days.

In addition to the rain, there is also a big benefit when it comes to heat. The highs will stay in the low 80s instead of upper 90s.  This is a nice break.  We’ve reached 90s this month each day except 4 day.

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

Lisa Spencer

posted 9:35 PM

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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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