Weekend Weather and Happenings

Finally feeling like fall!  Temperatures will be a little above average this weekend about much cooler than it has been.  No more record highs to talk about over the next 7 days. Morning lows will drop to the 40s and in areas to the east of Nashville, there could be some mid to upper 30s…that could spell patchy frost. The ridge of high pressure that is building in also means no rain. Ugh, at this point all of Middle Tennessee is in a moderate drought and even worst for areas to the southeast.

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The next chance of rain doesn’t arrive until late next week.  A developing system Thursday will bring some showers mainly to the east of I-65.  Thankful for the showers but it won’t be a drought buster.

For the weekend the weather will be nice for outdoor fun.  Here’s a whole list of things that I’ve found going on.

Tonight and tomorrow night in the night sky you could get a glimpse of Taurid Fireballs. The nominal peak of the meteor shower is tonight. The moon sets early so they should be easier to see. The Taurids are not known for being spectacular, but if you see one, it’s a treat.

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Franklin’s 10th Annual Family Day Celebration is from 10am to 2pm Saturday at Harlinsdale Farm with live music, hay rides, a petting zoo, games and much more and the best part, it’s FREE.

History buffs, there is a weekend of Civil War interpretation at the Johnsonville State Historic Park in New Johnsonville. Saturday’s activities include an encampment and living history demonstrations.

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The Turnip Green Festival at the Nashville Farmers’ Market is Saturday, from 10 am to 2, Enjoy free turnip green and cornbread samples from the World’s Largest Pot of Turnip Greens prepared by Smiley’s Farm.

Wanderlust 108 is at Bicentennial Mall State Park Saturday.  It is a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever heard of. This “mindful triathlon” brings three events together in your favorite local park: a 5K run (or walk), an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation – but with a twist. Events start at 7:30am.

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Gordon Jewish Community Center’s Nashville Kosher Hot Chicken Festival is Sunday 11am to 3pm at the center. The event is free with music and children’s activities.  Samples will cost $1.

In the sky  Sunday evening, Mars will be within 5 degrees of the moon after sunset.

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

Lisa Spencer

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Morning meteorologist for WSMV-TV in Nashville.
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