Rain Exiting….Improvement Soon!

It’s a soggy Sunday morning across a good chunk of eastern Middle Tennessee.  Here’s the latest from 4WARN Live Doppler Radar:

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Notice how especially heavy the rain is from Cookeville southwestward through Shelbyville…

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Tremendous rain early this morning over northeastern Middle Tennessee prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Advisory for southeastern Clay, western Pickett, Jackson, and northern Overton counties.  It continues until 10:15am.  That area is highlighted in white below.

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All this rain this morning is on top of what fell yesterday.  Notice the Doppler Radar rainfall estimates for the last 24 hours.  Anywhere that shows green reflects where at least a 1/2″ of rain fell.  Where the green is darker, more than an inch fell.  In the yellow, that’s at least 2″.  The orange is a reflection of spots that picked up at least 3.  In the red, at least 4″ were estimated!

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The western 2/3 of Middle Tennessee this morning are dry.  The sun’s even peeking through in spots….

It’s mild and muggy, with temperatures in the 70s…

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As we go through the next several hours, the steady rain will exit eastern Middle Tennessee.  As more sunshine develops, a few more rain showers could pop up…but none should be a major deal.  They should just be small and not last long.  See FUTURECAST below on how the rest of the day is likely to progress…

As the clouds break up further this afternoon, the temperature will climb to 84 degrees.  SO….it’ll be warm, but not intensely hot.  It’ll stay muggy, too.

Tomorrow, as the clouds clear out, expect widespread areas of dense fog for the morning drive.  If I were you, I’d factor in extra commute time.  In some areas, the fog will make for a much slower trip to work.  Then, by afternoon, the humidity will begin to drop so much that you’ll be able to notice it.  However, bright sunshine will drive temperatures all the way up into the mid-upper 80s.

Heat will be the main story this coming week.  Our next rain chance after today doesn’t arrive until next weekend.

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Coming up today on Channel 4 News at 5pm, Daphne DeLoren will break down next weekend’s rain likelihood in greater detail.

In the meantime, make it a great day!

DT

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