Weekend Weather and Happenings

Hot October weekend with daily high temperature records in jeopardy.  Highs in the mid 80s are expected that is well above the average high of 68. High pressure will continue to be the dominate weather pattern for the entire weekend and the beginning of next week. No rain is expected.

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With this summer-like weather pattern, it will be great for outdoor fun…just a little warm. Here are some of the many things to do.

This is the last weekend to donate coats for Warm Coats from Warm Hearts.  The last day to drop off the coats is November 4. Our goal is to collect 4000 for folks who may not has a coat for this winter.  We are looking for new or gently used coats.  You can drop them off at Ascend Federal Credit Union, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Middle Tennessee Honda Dealers and The Granny White Church of Christ.

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Dodge the undead at Clarksville’s first-ever Zombie 5K Chase Race
Run for your lives! The Clarksville Parks + Recreation Department and the Clarksville Zombie Hunters have teamed up to host the Zombie 5K Chase Race. Find out how fast you can escape as zombies take over Liberty Park on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m.

Boo at the Zoo continues at the Nashville Zoo with fun seasonal activities for the entire family in addition to the usual sights at the zoo.

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The Tullahoma Animal Shelter will hold their 13th Annual Bark in the Park fundraiser on Saturday from 10am until 2pm at Waggoner Park in Tullahoma. This is a day of family fun while raising money for medical care for the dogs in a no-kill shelter.

More than 5,000 people are expected to participate in the Nashville Buddy Walk, Middle Tennessee’s largest event to raise awareness of and celebrate individuals with Down syndrome.

Pumpkinfest in Franklin is Tennessee’s largest family fall festival that will return in it’s 33rd year Saturday. With over 65,000 people attending, the festival stretches along Main Street in downtown Franklin, and its avenues, and offers tons of festive fun for families!

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The Down Syndrome Buddy Walk is a free annual event taking place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will nclude a celebratory walk around Centennial Park, as well music, dancing, crafts, trick-or-treating, bounce houses and food trucks.

If you are working on the Halloween costume for the children this weekend, keep in mind it will be warm, especially when the little ones head out trick or treating at 5pm.

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

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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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