Wow what a day…it was seasonably cold this morning with the low at 31 degrees. By 1:30pm in Nashville, it had reached 63 degrees. Change was on the way with the clouds rolling in overhead.
Rain and thunderstorms started to move in this afternoon with the first severe thunderstorm warning at issued west of the Tennessee River by 3pm. Golf ball size hail was reported in Jackson
More quarter size hail was reported reported in New Johnsonville. Smaller hail covered the ground in Dickson and Greenbrier.
Storms rumbled eastward into the evening. Lightning struck the ground near a 500 gallon propane tank in Columbia. A gas line ruptured and their was a fire but fortunately no explosion occurred thanks to the quick action of emergency responders.
The rain and a few thunderstorms are still moving across Middle Tennessee. I think the threat for severe weather has diminished. All of the rain should be gone by sunrise.
Cold air spills in on the back side of this and with a tight pressure gradient the wind will be howling. So even though it will be sunny and in the low 50s, it will feel like the 40s tomorrow afternoon. Friday will be even colder, but without the wind.
The next disturbance arrives Saturday with a good chance of rain for New Years Eve continuing into the first day of 2017. Temperatures will be chilly too…feeling like the season.
I’ll have an update on Channel 4 News at 10pm.