More very-welcome rain fell across the Midstate last night and into this morning — the radar-estimated rain map as of 8am shows the heaviest amounts to the south and east of Nashville:That’s more than 2″ in the yellow-shaded spots, more than 1″ in the dark green, and more than a half-inch in the light green. Officially in Nashville we’ve picked up 0.34″ since midnight (again, as of 8am).
The cloud cover will remain stubborn all day, so temperatures won’t change much — a cold front moving in by midday will usher in northwesterly winds to drop our temperatures very gradually throughout the day:
Cold weather settles in Thursday and makes itself right at home through the first half of the weekend — lows Friday and Saturday will drop to around 20°!
We’ll warm up before the next chance of rain arrives on Sunday — the timing on that rain chance is still up in the air. A couple of the forecast models say it will be a rainy Sunday overall, while the generally-more-accurate (but far from perfect) European model holds the rain off until Sunday evening. (Personally, I’m rooting for the later arrival, since I’ll be at the Broncos-Titans game, and I’d rather not sit in the rain!)
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