Cold Now…Tornadoes 14 Years Ago

In Nashville, the low reached 36 degrees this morning.  The day began with some areas of fog and frost. Jackets were on, at least I hope they were.


With a clear sky and light wind, more patchy is likely again.  Another Frost Advisory has been issued for overnight 2am to 8am. It includes the eastern 2/3s of  Middle Tennessee. Lows will drop to 34 to 39 degrees.


A dry front will move through tomorrow, this means no rain is expected, however the temperatures will take a noticeable drop. Tomorrow’s weather will be cool and crisp for the Veteran’s Day Parade in Nashville.  The parade starts at 11AM on Broadway.


Saturday afternoon will be much cooler, sunny with a high near 60.  By Sunday morning, temperatures will tumble into the low to mid 30s.  This means some areas will receive their first frost of the season. Monday still dry with mild temperatures above average.


This weather is a stark contrast to the storms that raked the mid state on this day 14 years ago.  It was the worst autumn severe weather outbreak on record. Four tornadoes touched down along the Highland Rim during the early morning. Two people were killed in Port Royal.

Later that day the high reached a record 81 degrees in Nashville.  That set the stage for more severe weather late in the afternoon.  Storms produced wind damage, hail and eight more tornadoes.  The worst was a supercell that spawned baseball size hail and an F3 tornado.  Four people died.  Two more tornadoes struck New Union in Coffee County. Two F2 tornadoes killed 8 people. This ended up being the 7th largest tornado outbreak in Middle Tennessee history.

I’ll have more on the weekend forecast on Channel 4 News at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer





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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