Dangerous Heat Spills into Middle Tennessee

My my. How about that for a Friday morning sunrise? Just breath taking.

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Radar update (7:53 AM Friday) gets a two thumbs up as well. Smooth sailing and rain-free in Middle Tennessee, just in time for our morning commute to work and school…

VIDEO RADAR

Besides an isolated thundershower this afternoon, I expect a mainly day today. My main concern is in the temperature department.

DAYPART GRAPH 2

Highs will climb into the middle 90s but factoring in high humidity values, it will feel more like the triple digits…

PAUL iCast Heat Index

A Heat Advisory  has been issued by the National Weather Service for western Middle Tennessee through 7 PM.

DD HEATWATCH2

If you missed it on channel 4 early this morning, here are some friendly heat safety tips!

LS 2013 Heat Wave Pattern

Rain chances are not very impressive today. I expect just a spotty storm here and there, mainly during the afternoon.

am RPM 4KM

The better chance for widespread showers and storms arrives with approaching system on Saturday. See all the moisture over Kansas and Missouri? That is headed our way, Middle Tennessee.

DT SATRAD3D Zooms.png

This is a more appropriate time to share Futurecast and its timing…

am RPM 4KM

So not a whole lot during the morning, mainly a passing isolated storm. A better chance arrives for our northwestern counties, initializing around the early afternoon…

am RPM 4KM

I expect showers and storms to pick up in number and intensity around 2 PM.

am RPM 4KM

Heavy downpours and lightning can be expected with some of the stronger storms…

am RPM 4KM

The bright side? Storm activity is expected to taper off just in time for Saturday night plans out in the town…

am RPM 4KM

Another bright side? Some areas across Middle Tennessee can really use the rain, southern Middle Tennessee specifically. A good chunk still remains under a severe drought, indicated by the orange colors. Check it out…

DT DROUGHT UPDATE

Clouds, showers and storms will combine to bring some relief from the heat. Seasonable upper 80s to lower 90s will take over through the weekend, lasting into most of next week.

WSMV 7 Day AM

I have the full break down of the next seven days ahead, on channel 4 at noon!

Have a wonderful day!

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