Monday, Moon, More Heat & Matthew

Wow what a beautiful day. There were just enough clouds to make a beautiful sunset and Patti captured it.  Also featured in this photo are the Moon and the planet Venus. Both appeared in the western sky at dusk and into nightfall. The sky is mostly clear, the wind is light, so expect to see a little fog overnight and early tomorrow morning.


The heat did start to return today.  The afternoon high reached 80 degrees this afternoon, 4 degrees above the average for the date.


High pressure is building in, so that will make for more dry, sunny days and increasing heat.  Highs will be in the mid 80s all week. The next best chance of rain slips in Friday with an approaching front and Hurricane Matthew.


Speaking of Matthew, it is the most intense hurricane to threaten the United States in several years. It is currently a category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which is a 1 to 5 scale, 5 being the most intense.  The winds are at 140 mph. The movement is north-northeast at 8mph.  It is likely that the center of circulation will move over western Haiti and eastern Cuba.


The latest computer models are bringing it along the east coast.  Some a little closer than others, this could change, so there is still uncertainty in the forecast. It is likely that here in Middle Tennessee this weekend, we will see breezy conditions, increased cloud cover and cooler air in part from Matthew.


We are not expecting anything remotely severe in Middle Tennessee over the next 7 days, but we want to make sure you are prepared for severe weather.  Come and join the 4WARN Weather Team this Thursday in Hartsville at Trousdale County High School.  We’ll have life saving safety information, fun games, prizes and Snowbird! Bring your weather radio too…meteorologist from the National Weather Service will be there to program radios before the show.  The show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6pm.

I’ll have an update on the weather on Channel 4 News at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

posted 9:15 pm




About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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