Hello Heat, Hello Humidity

What a picturesque way to wake up — clouds illuminated with pinks, oranges, and even some purple in there. I snapped this driving through Nashville this morning.

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We can actually depict cloud cover across the entire state from an angle, as if we were looking from space. Western Tennessee seems to be hogging the sunshine. 🙂

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A rain-free Wednesday is what Mother Nature has in store for most across Middle Tennessee today. It is 12:35 PM as I write here and this is what the radar looks like:

VIDEO RADAR

Not bad at all! Let’s zoom in to one mini shower — just south of Crossville.

VIDEO RADAR

All else? In the clear! Besides an isolated shower and storm for eastern Middle Tennessee, expect this beautiful radar to remain smooth sailing.

Now let’s turn our attention to temperatures. Upper 80s to lower 90s looks pretty good, right?

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It definitely does not feel like this! Dew points are getting real…again.

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So those upper 80s to lower 90s actually feel like this…

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Middle 90s to triple digits. Definitely a day to crank the air conditioning.

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This evening will still be hot and humid, but you won’t need the umbrella if you’re heading out to enjoy any outdoor plans.

WSMV SKY1 Evening

Thursday will look very similar to today with the addition of a few more spotty showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon. Let’s check in with Futurecast…

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AM commute…in the clear.

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There’s the few spotty storms I expect, right around lunch time.

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Most of the activity fizzles out right around the evening commute.

The best chance for showers and thunderstorms will be with an approaching frontal boundary, on Friday and Saturday.but high pressure will be strong enough to keep the activity at a minimum, just a 30% chance. Here’s the 7-day…

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For the full timeline, join Dan Thomas at 4pm and 6:30pm. Chief Meteorologist Lisa Spencer will have updates at 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.

Have a wonderful evening!

 

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