Heavy Rain on the Way

After a round of soaking rain over the weekend another storm system is moving in right now.

Take a look at 4WARN Live Doppler Radar as of 3:20pm.  Showers are showing up in clusters along and south of Interstate 40.  All that you see is sliding toward the east-northeast.

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While Nashville will likely get a few showers for the afternoon commute, the heaviest rain will hold off until late tonight.  Look at how much more wet weather is lining up to our south.  The window of heaviest rain for the Mid State should be between midnight and 5am.

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A Tornado Watch has been issued for the Florida Gulf Coast as well as southern Alabama.  The best chance for severe storms overnight will be well to our south.  However, some thunderstorms are possible over southeastern Middle Tennessee especially as dawn approaches tomorrow, as more energy in the upper atmosphere moves in.

Take a look at how FUTURECAST shows the rain shield expanding in our area through the overnight and how bursts of heavy rain are likely.

Many spots are likely to receive more than 1″ from this storm.  That will help continue to chip away at the deficit for 2016 which in Nashville currently stands at 7.5 inches!

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Tomorrow, rain will move out gradually from west to east.  Since clouds will stick around for the majority of us, temperatures won’t make it past the low-mid 50s.  That’ll seem warm however compared to what’s in store for late this week!  The three top headlines late this week will be:

1) January-like conditions are expected for Thursday and Friday.

2) Patchy rain showers will turn to snow showers as the Arctic air moves in.

3) Lows in the teens are likely for a couple mornings, making this the coldest spell of weather we’ve had since the middle of last February!

We’ll tell you more about this inbound Arctic blast….and have even greater specifics on the rain that’s now beginning to move in coming up on Channel 4 News, beginning at 4pm.  We hope you join us!

DT

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