Weekend Happenings and Weather

After a beautiful sunny day today with a high of 51, rain will move in to end 2016. A developing system is now moving across Texas and Louisiana headed toward Middle Tennessee.  Prepare for rain if you plan to attend one of the outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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Some of the first showers could arrive early in the morning, but they are more likely in the afternoon and evening. With morning temperatures around freezing, there could be a snowflake mixing in, but no big deal. The better chance of rain moves in later in the afternoon.  Here’s the latest Futurecast depiction.

More spotty showers are expected on New Year’s Day..  This means it would be a good idea to prepare for some wet weather if you are going to the Titan’s game, but it looks less significant than it did yesterday.

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More rain and a few thunderstorms are likely for Monday with warmer temperatures.  Just isolated showers expected Tuesday as the warm up continues.

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There is so much to do this weekend. The rain may be an issue…just plan accordingly. Here are a few of those events.

SATURDAY

Celebrate the New Year at noon for all of those little ones (or bigger kids) that won’t make it until midnight at the Green Hills Public Library in Nashville. Wear your party clothes and get ready to countdown to noon in style. We’ll create our own noisemakers and snacks will be provided. For all ages.

The 4th annual Hill YEAH! 5K race is set for Saturday at 8:30am at Brook Hollow Baptist Church in Nashville. This event will be held each year to support Room In The Inn in their efforts to help the homeless of Nashville.

For book lovers who love a deal, BookManBookWoman is closing its doors on Saturday, and all books in the store must go. The big sale continues Saturday 9:00 a.m. until noon.
$3 for all the books you can fit in a grocery store plastic bag! $5 for all the books you can fit in a grocery store paper bag!  BookManBookWoman bookstore is located at 1711 21st Avenue South

SUNDAY

A new year’s tradition returns with a few new twists and turns as the Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center hosts its annual Polar Bear Plunge Festival at noon. Before participants take the chilly plunge into Percy Priest Lake to ring in the New Year, they’ll have a chance to enjoy a number of activities on the camp campus, including the zip line, which will be transformed into a Flying Fish Flop Frenzy for the occasion, winter face painting, penguin bowling, a freeze frame photo booth and hot chocolate bar. General admission for the festival and plunge is $6 per person, children under 3 are free. Short sleeve t-shirts to commemorate the 2017 plunge can be purchased for $20. All proceeds from the event provide scholarships for deserving kids to attend YMCA Camp Widjiwagan day and overnight camps.

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You can also take a dive into the icy waters of the Harpeth, or take a walk around it, or both. The sixth-annual Fernvale Polar Plunge will double as a fundraiser for area nonprofits and will feature a 5-mile walk or a 3-mile walk followed by the plunge and an after party. The events get underway at 1 p.m. on Jan. 1, at Whippoorwill Farm at 7840 Whippoorwill Lane in Fairview. Creative costumes are welcome.

The Nashville Cat Club All breed and Household Pet Cat Show will take place at The Fairgrounds Nashville this weekend.  Starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., you’ll have the chance to see up to 40 different cat breeds plus take part in household pet competitions. Cats will also be available for adoption, and there will be cat stuff to buy.

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

Happy New Year!

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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