Weekend Weather and Events

This is a big event weekend in Middle Tennessee.  There will be more rainfall but there is also a change on the way too.  A welcomed change for many, featuring some sunshine, slightly lower temperatures and best of all, lower humidity.

There will be a few lingering showers tonight, otherwise warm and muggy. Tomorrow a trough moves in across the area providing some lift in the atmosphere.  There is already abundant moisture so scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely.  I wouldn’t cancel outdoor plans but I would have a back up plan.

The well advertised front starts sweeping across Middle Tennessee on Sunday.  There will be some lingering showers early, but the sky will start to clear from northwest to southeast as the front exits.  This will leave behind a drier air mass which includes lower humidity.  So even though the temperatures won’t be drastically cooler in the afternoon, it will feel cooler with the drier air.

The mornings will be cooler, dropping to the low 60s.  This will end the record setting streak of 70 or above morning lows. We will likely end with 50 straight day as the record by Sunday morning.

Monday and Tuesday of next week will be nice with below average temperatures and lower humidity.


The weekend weather tomorrow may be a hindrance for some of the outdoor happenings.  Here are a few events…

It’s county fair time…the Cheatham, Maury and Wilson County fairs will be going on. I would be prepared with wet weather gear or plan to spend some quality time checking out the crafts, canned goods, veggies, photography and 4-H exhibits or livestock inside the buildings.  By the way Snowbird will be at the Cheatham County Fair Saturday from 5-7pm.


The Food and Funk Festival will feature soul food and live funk music in Riverfront Park in Nashville. Gates open at 3pm, the music starts at 4pm and continues until 10pm.

Friends of Franklin Park is a big horse event at The Park at Harlindale.  It is a fundraiser with plenty of jumping equine entertainment and food trucks from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

One of my favorite annual events is Shakespeare in the Park.  Since my son has been an actor since Kindergarten I have seen many Shakespeare plays, but I must say this Nashville company really does an exceptional job making them enjoyable for everyone. McBeth is featured this weekend at the Centennial bandshell. There are lots of food trucks there.  The preshow starts at 6:30pm and the actual show begins at 7:30pm.


Just keep in mind you may encounter some rain at any of these outdoor events.  Sunday will be the drier of the two days.

Have a great weekend!  I’ll have an update on the weather on Channel 4 News at 10 pm.

Lisa Spencer

posted 8:45 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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