Weekend Storms and Rio Stats

True to the forecast it was a hot and sticky day with the high reaching 96 degrees.  It wasn’t a totally dry day though.  A few thunderstorms moved in from the north and intensified in the hot and humid airmass.  Over a half inch of rain fell at Nashville International.

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There was a little wind damage too.  Hendersonville reported some trees and powerlines down. A tree was also reported down in Green Hill in Wilson County. There was another report of trees down in Franklin. The “W”s represent the wind reports.


This radar image was snapped at 9:10pm showing the thunderstorms along the Tennessee River drifting southward. Tomorrow a cold front moves in bringing even more showers and thunderstorms.  I’m not expecting any widespread severe storms, however, I can’t rule out one or two isolated thunderstorm warnings.

The treat comes Sunday after the front is gone, the humidity will be lower.  Yes I said, the humidity will be lower. The chance of rain will drop to just 20% mainly in SW Middle Tennessee. The high should hover around average at 89 degrees.


With rain in the forecast Saturday, many of us may use that as an excuse to park it in front of the TV to watch the Olympics. Here’ the futurecast timing on tomorrow’s storms. So as you can see it’s not going to rain all day, but you can expect rain and thunderstorm scattered across the area.

The weather in Rio will be really nice for the Olympic Games…it is winter in the southern Hemisphere. This is a dry and cool season for the host city. The average temperature and rainfall in August in Rio make it similar in climate to February in Miami.


An interesting geography note, Brazil has one-third of the world’s rainforests, more than half of the Amazon rainforest is within the country’s borders.

I’ll have an update on our weekend weather on Channel 4 News at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

posted 9:35pm




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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