Wet August 1st for some

August was off to a wet start for some, thunderstorms developed this afternoon and lingered into the night across Middle Tennessee.  There were a few severe thunderstorms early in the evening, mainly west of I-65. Numerous reports came in of trees down, etc.  But this evening in Rutherford County viewer photos show at least some strong winds.  The storms were electrical too.

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I’m amazed that trampoline landed upright in the middle of the street. The storms have really diminished now to just a few showers. It was a disturbance in the mid to upper levels of the atmosphere that triggered the storms, that’s why they lasted into the night, after the sun set.

An area of high pressure will start to build in …that spells hot and humid conditions with some spotty showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon tomorrow and Wednesday, with just some isolated thunderstorms on Thursday.  For many students it’s time to head back to school. I hope the air conditioners are working well. The temperatures will be in the mid 90s with the heat index 100 to 103.

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Friday a front will stall out just to the north of Middle Tennessee, we will be on the warm and muggy side of the front with a chance of showers and thunderstorms each day into the weekend. For many, it’s needed rain, especially in southern Middle Tennessee where drought conditions persist.

July ended up being a wet month for Nashville, with 6.28, that is 2.64″ above the average. LISA SPECIAL FORECAST 4

July 6th and 7th 2.10″ of rain fell, making for the greatest 24 hour rainfall for the month. Clarksville really has a surplus of rain for the month with 11.98″, that’s 8.06″ above average. Crossville, not as much, 5.67″ for the month, +.52″ above the average.

Even with those big totals, Nashville remains below average for the year by 4″.

I’ll have more on rain in the forecast on Channel 4 News at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

posted 9:25 PM





About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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