Heavy Rain Tonight & a BIG Temperature Drop

Rain and storms are moving through our northwestern counties as I type at 8:50pm on Monday.  Have a look…

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Southwest Kentucky is getting especially heavy rain.  It’s all pushing toward Clarksville and Hopkinsville…and should be there before 10pm.

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With the tremendous rain in some areas (where you see red and orange), the National Weather Service has issued an Urban & Small Stream Flood Advisory for Trigg, Todd, and Christian counties until 11:45pm.  While traveling in those areas this evening, please be on the lookout for roads covered in water and/or ponding.

As most of us await the rain, it remains very mild for winter!

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Temperatures will drop gradually as the rain moves in, and then drop more significantly by early tomorrow morning.  Watch how the rain progresses through the overnight. With all the warmth and springlike humidity in place, there will be plenty of fuel for downpours to continue as this system moves deeper into Middle Tennessee.

Temperatures early tomorrow will be all over the place with very chilly air across the northern tier and milder air still hanging on over southeastern Middle Tennessee:

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Afternoon temperatures will look like this:

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Through the afternoon, expect clouds to decrease.  The rain will exit toward the southeast early.  I’d be surprised if rain is still in Nashville at 7am.  More likely, it’s farther southeast, continuing to move in that direction…

Down the road, we’re tracking two big events.  First is the Music City Bowl, which takes place this Friday at 2:30pm at Nissan Stadium.  The Tennessee Volunteers will take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  The forecast couldn’t be much better!  It’ll be sunny, but cool….perfect for football!

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Then, comes New Year’s Eve. By then, rain will be back in town.  Count on dealing with rain if you’ll be out and about that night…

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There are actually several rain systems in this forecast.  The one tonight and the other on New Year’s Eve are just a couple of them.  We’ll talk more about these and the others, plus highlight when near 70-degree temperatures will return to our area on Channel 4 News at 10pm.  We hope you join us!

DT

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