August is off to a Wet Start

After coming in as the 12th wettest July in Nashville and the wettest July for Clarksville, August is off to a wet start too.

Today Nashville International recorded over a half inch of rain, .67″.  That is .47″ above the average for the month and it’s only August 3.  Of course Nashville is still down almost three and a half inches for the year.

WSMV Almanac

But that figure will continue to be whittled away with more rain in the forecast through the weekend. Things should be dry for most children headed off to school tomorrow morning.

LS SchoolDay_2012_Forecast

A shortwave or spin in the atmosphere  moving into Kentucky will bring a greater chance of rain and thunderstorms Thursday as it moves into Middle Tennessee. I’m not expecting widespread severe weather, but it’s possible one or two thunderstorms could kick up enough wind to prompt a severe thunderstorm warning.

Friday should be mainly dry with just some isolated thunderstorms.  Saturday  a rare summer time cold front will drop into the Mid State.  That coupled with a northwest flow will bring another good chance of rain and thunderstorms. It’s possible some of those could be strong to severe. With that in mind, Sunday will be the better of the two days for outdoor fun.

By Sunday and Monday things dry out again with only isolated thunderstorms. Highs will be near 90, but it will be slightly less humid. Tuesday and Wednesday the heat and humidity start to rebound.


Earl was upgraded to a Hurricane today.  The outer rain bands have already reached Belize. The center of circulation will make landfall overnight.  Right now the core is 85 miles east of Belize City, moving west at 14 mph. The maximum sustained winds are 75 mph.


As you cane see latest computer models bring it across the Yucatan Peninsula and out into the Gulf of Mexico.


I’ll have an update on Earl and 4WARN forecast for Middle Tennessee on Channel 4 News at 10 PM.

Lisa Spencer

posted 9:28 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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