Warm Trend Continues…Eye on Matthew

It was another beautiful day in Nashville, just not what you normally think of for the autumn season.  Today we reached 87 degrees in Nashville, 12 degrees above the average high.  More of the same  through Friday.  Even though the temperatures have been high, the humidity has been in check.

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Lake Barkley Sunset (notice the deer) by Lynn

Saturday a weak front moves through, it will be a dry front though…only a 20% chance of rain. The big treat will be in the temperatures, highs will be in the low to mid 70s and morning lows in the low 50s this weekend. Now that sounds more like fall.  The combination of the approaching front and Hurricane Matthew will give us a tight pressure gradient and that means breezy conditions this weekend.

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The forecast track of Matthew has changed.  It is still expected to brush the Florida coast, but will likely curve away from the South and North Carolina coast.  That is good news for those folks.  Of course the forecast could be adjusted again as Matthew is still a couple of days away.

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It’s interesting to note that although no major hurricane has made landfall in the U.S. since 2005, that has not been the case in other parts of the Atlantic Basin. The number of major Atlantic hurricanes has been increasing since 1970. You could say the U.S. is long overdue for one to strike. The increase is clear on this graphic by Climate Central.

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Tomorrow the 4WARN Weather Team will hit the road for the first Surviving the Storm of the fall season.  This is our free weather safety program.  Come join us at Trousdale County High School in Hartsville. The show starts at 7pm, the doors open at 6pm.  The first 50 people receive at free Snowbird goodie. There will be other door prizes too.

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

Lisa Spencer

posted 8:15 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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