Peaceful Radar Soon Takes a Flip Flop

Yesterday was delightful for some and stormy for others. Areas west of the I-65 corridor and north of I-40 got hit the hardest with rainfall totals, as high as a little over two inches.

VIDEO RADAR

Today has been far less rainy. The best way to describe Middle Tennessee’s weather in one word is peaceful. Check out Downtown Nashville — plenty of clouds covering the bright blue but no showers or thunderstorms to report.

VIDEO TVI

In fact, no showers or thunderstorms to report across the entire region. Glorious for a dry lunch break commute.

VIDEO RADAR

Humidity — not as glorious.

WSMV DMA DEWPOINT STILL1

Today has been extremely humid, making our actual temperatures in the upper 80 to lower 90-degree range  (2:09 PM…

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FEEL more like the upper 90s to even triple digits in some localized spots. You can bet Camden, Jackson and White Bluff have been exposed to upper 70s for a dew point temperature.WSMV DMA WINDCHILL STILL1

An unsettled weather pattern makes itself comfy over Tennessee for the days ahead. There is a decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms into the first half of the weekend before an even better chance works its way in by Sunday into next week.

WSMV 4DAY FORECAST

Here’s the latest model run on how much rain Middle Tennessee is expected to receive over the course of the next seven days ahead…

PAUL ECMWF RAIN

Some spots could clock in as high four inches, mainly across northwestern Middle Tennessee. Those are the spots that do not need the rain as much as others. Here’s where we stand in Nashville so far in August…

DD RAINFALL ALMANAC

2.35″ so far in August, puts us 1.37″ above average for the month but still at a 2.53″ deficit.

Southern Middle Tennessee is really where we could use the rain. Though the the bulk of the moisture is in line for areas north of the I-40 corridor, southern counties will receive a fair share, around an inch and a half. This will only help the drought situation…

DT DROUGHT UPDATE

I’ll have the full breakdown on how your evening and morning commute shape up on channel 4 at 4 PM. Be sure to join Dan Thomas for the latest on 5, 6 and 11 PM tonight!

 

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