Relief is so close you can almost feel it, but not quite. It’s another 90 plus degree day, the fifth in a row. But changes are in store for the weekend. The ridge of high pressure that has kept us so warm and dry is weakening. The chance of rain increases especially Saturday afternoon. A trough of low pressure will bring a cold front to Middle Tennessee by Saturday evening.
Rainfall amounts will not be very impressive, but there will be some areas that pick up a heavy downpour. Also a few thunderstorms are possible primarily north of I-40.
And then there is Sunday and Monday…can you say Awwwww! Cooler and less humid air will move in. The lower humidity will make it feel so much better. There will even be 50s across the area by Monday morning.
This will be short break. Warmer and more humid air returns Tuesday through Friday next week. That will bring some afternoon thunderstorms again.
But first thing first…this is a busy weekend, so weather is important. Tonight should be fine for Friday night football.
Here are some other events.
Shakespeare in the Park continues tonight with Comedy of Errors at Centennial Park at the band shell. The pre-show starts at 6:30pm and the play at 7:30pm each night of the weekend. There are food trucks available. You can bring blankets and lawn chairs.
The Tennessee State Fair opens tonight and continues through next weekend.
Wings of Freedom Fish Fry is Saturday starting at 4pm at the Smyrna Airport. This is a big fundraiser that will honor Veterans of Desert Storm. There will be live music, classic cars, airplanes and family fund.
There will be college football this weekend too. Here are two of the big games.
Italian Lights features the culture and cuisine of the old country and a dash of southern charm in a family friendly environment. The event is all weekend long at Bicentennial Mall State Park. There’s food, wind and music.
The Nashville Greek Festival offers a rich, multi-sensory experience of Greek hospitality and culture. Savory cuisine, soulful music, lively dancing, and educational tours transform the church grounds at 4905 Franklin Pike into a three day “glendi” (celebration).