Rainy Days and Mondays, Tuesdays…

This week started off with a good soaking rain…and I will not complain.  After months of only few raindrops..it was great to get such a good rain. In Nashville, it only amounted to an inch, but some spots received near 2″.  Take a look at some of the totals on this CoCoRaHS map.

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The rain did move out early today and the evening was dry.  Folks were definitely out and about, check out this photo over the Opryland complex. Wow…it’s bumper to bumper for the ride home, shopping and light looking.

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More rain is on the way tomorrow.  It will be a light rain and much more spotty than last night, but none the less, it’s rain. In Nashville, there is still a 7.03″ rainfall deficit for the year. Here’s the latest depiction from Futurecast.

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So it will be a wet ride to work for some folks…but all and all, the rain will be spotty and not everyone will see it. Paul Heggen will be on Channel 4 News Today to navigate you through the raindrops.

Then look out, more cold air will arrive Wednesday. You’ll feel it on Wednesday morning when it drops to freezing.  The high will only reach the low 40s. It gets even colder Thursday with a high only in the 30s.  Both days will be dry.  Friday warms some in advance of the next system that brings showers late Friday.

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Get ready for a wet weekend, at least the first half. Saturday will be rainy.  Cold air spills in again on Sunday, that means some snow is possible as the moisture is exiting.  Right now, the Cumberland Plateau has the greatest chance of seeing those white flakes.

As you may know we are not alone in this cold outbreak…much of the country will be experience winter weather for the next couple of weeks. Often times when we get these cold spells even in the winter, we get questions about how it relates to a warming planet. There’s a really good analysis on this from World Weather Attribution.  Here’s a link to check out this report.

Just looking at colder nights in Nashville, Climate Central found there are about 6 fewer on average since 1970. You can find out how they did the math by clicking here.

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

Lisa Spencer

 

 

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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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