Change is coming! Tomorrow a front will move through and give us much needed rain and some seasonal fall air. Today was anything but that, records were falling. It reached 91 degrees this afternoon in Nashville, a new daily record. The old record was 89 from 2005. It was also an all-time record for the latest date of a 90 degree high to occur. The previous record was October 10, 1980.
Today was the 87th day of 90 degree plus weather for 2016. That is the second most 90 plus days in a year on record. I hope the last for 2016.
This string of excessively hot temperatures comes to an end tomorrow with the approach of the front. Showers may begin in the early morning hours. The front will move in to the northwest corner in the early afternoon and progress through the heart of the mid state including Nashville by mid afternoon. The rain and thunderstorms progress to the Cumberland Plateau by early evening. Here’s how Futurecast is depicting the system at this time.
Some of the storms could be strong to severe with damaging wind and to a lesser degree hail. The Storm Prediction Center has placed Middle Tennessee in a “marginal risk” for severe storms. That is a one on a 1 to 5 scale.
Once the sun goes down, the storms will diminish in intensity.Expect high wind even after the thunderstorms weaken. It will be so windy from Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon that a wind advisory may be issued.
There will likely be lingering showers Friday morning, then clearing in the afternoon. The sky will stay clear for several days to come. Cooler air will replace the record setting hot air mass.
Surviving the Storm is still a “go” for tomorrow. The 4WARN Weather Team will be in Erin at Houston County High with our free weather safety program. Snowbird will be there and we’ll have great prizes to give away.
I’ll have a weather update on Channel 4 News at 10pm or after the debate.