Finally Fall!

Despite the 90 plus degree heat, I spend some of my off time getting out the autumn wreath, pumpkins and other fall decor…I’m ready.  My timing was good…cooler air arrives tomorrow.

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Not my decorations…but it’s a good photo for ideas.

Today it reached 93 degrees in Nashville, just 2 degrees shy of the record high of 95 set in 1931. Crossville did set a record today with a high of 88 degrees. The old record was 86 from 2007.  Even though it wasn’t a daily record in Nashville, it was the 86th day to hit 90 degrees plus in Music City this year.  That is the second most ever, the most was 96 days set in 1954.

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A ridge of high pressure has kept us hot and dry all week, but that ridge is getting pushed east by an approaching trough of low pressure. That did allow a few showers and thunderstorms to pop up on the Cumberland Plateau. As this writing there are very few left.

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These showers were at 6:06 PM…they were stationary.

Tomorrow the front will bring a greater chance of rain and a few thunderstorms across Middle Tennessee. The latest Futurecast run using the RPM model showers the timing of the rain moving into the northwest Mid-state after sunrise and into Nashville after lunch. This model is a little stingy with rain, so there could be more ahead and along the front than depicted here. So don’t be surprised if there are showers in some spots for the morning drive.

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Now to the temperatures…areas to the west will be treated to the cooler air first then it spreads eastward.  Here is what Futurecast is estimating.

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By dawn on Tuesday expect morning lows in the mid 50s in Nashville, with some upper 40s in some elevated spots.  This will not just be a fleeting taste of cooler air, it will stick around all week.  By the way, the average high for this time of year is 79.

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I’ll have a update on Channel 4 News after the NFL football game tonight.

Lisa Spencer

posted 6:07 PM

 

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About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.
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