Blue Skies Before Storms Roll In

What a beautiful blue sky to wake up to on this Saturday morning.

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Here’s the same live cam  at 8:50 am, just one hour later…

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Sneaky clouds are already starting to fill the sky as upcoming weather changes are in store as soon as this afternoon. It all has to do with an approaching cold front currently exiting southeast Missouri, headed our way!

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As the front continues shifting towards the southeast, shower and thunderstorm chances increase for Middle Tennessee. I expect the bulk of the moisture to be a second half of the day event so morning outdoor plans are in the clear. Western Middle TN will see the initial batch, starting around 2 PM before jogging into central Middle TN around 4pm. Eastern Middle TN and the plateau gets the final batch at the latest time stamp, 6pm- 10pm.

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Very hot temperatures and high dew point values will only serve as ingredients to fuel storms and some could be on the stronger side. The Storm Prediction Center has a good chunk of Tennessee under a ‘Marginal Risk’ (1 out of a 1 to 5 scale) for the stronger storms to reach severe criteria. Locally heavy rain and gusty winds will be the greatest threats.

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Plenty of moisture ahead of this cold front keeps things feeling very muggy again today but the light ahead is near

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Once the cold front pushes through, a much drier and refreshing air mass works its way in as soon as the overnight hours. Dew points will drop into the lower 50s on Sunday which is a very dry place to be. About time, right? We’re on the same page. 🙂

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Not only will we get relief from the ‘stick factor’ but lower dew point values means unseasonably cool lower 80s on Sunday will actually feel like the lower 80s. Check out our heat index temperature Futurecast…

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Bright sunshine will be the cherry on top on Sunday. It will be a fantastic day for the pool, or really any outdoor plans. Temperatures will creep back into the upper 80s by Monday but not a bad deal with rain chances. A few spotty storms are expected Tuesday through Thursday before a slightly higher chance arrives by Friday.

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Meteorologist Dan Thomas will be tracking storms with you on channel 4 at 5, 6 and 10 tonight.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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