A peaceful and rain-free start kick starts the week for most across Middle Tennessee.
Others, not so much. Scattered showers and storms have developed over eastern Middle Tennessee, along the Cumberland Plateau and some continue to produce heavy downpours. The slow moving motion of these storms have led to numerous Flood Advisories. A handful have expired but still in effect for the following:
Southwestern Fentress, southeastern Putnam, southeastern Overton and northwestern Cumberland counties through 5:45 PM.
Here’s how the current radar shapes up (2:43 PM Monday):
Scattered storms continue impacting the Cumberland Plateau, but everywhere else, clear as a whistle.
If you’ve been outside at all today, you may have noticed a bit of relief from the mugginess. Not a whole lot but any bit helps. Drier air behind a passing cold front brings in upper 60s versus the upper 70s…for some. Nashville, Clarkesville and Hopkinsville are the winners. Check it out…
The higher that dew point number, the more moisture, in turn the higher the heat index. Make sense? So let’s check in with temperatures.
Upper 80s to lower 90s are hot but right around where we should be for this time of year. Dew points are still high enough to add a few degrees to the feels like temperature but check out Fayetteville, where dew points are the highest in the upper 70s — feeling more like 100 degrees (ouch), twelve degrees higher than the actual temperature. Now check out Nashville, where the actual temperature is 88 degrees. A dew point of 69 degrees only adds four degrees to the feels like temperature. See the difference?
This is why you always hear Lisa, Dan, Paul and myself talk about dew points. 🙂
A dry Monday for many takes a little flip flop for the remainder of the week. A frontal boundary that pushed to the south of Tennessee on Sunday, lifts northward and stalls out, bringing a decent shower and thunderstorm chance with it each day this week.
I’ll have the full breakdown on timing and if it will impact your town on channel 4 at 4 PM and 4:30 PM. Be sure to join Chief Meteorologist Lisa Spencer at 5 PM, 6PM and 10 PM.