Feeling Like Spring

Today felt like spring again, the high reached 71 degrees.  To put that in perspective, the average high for this time of the year is 46. We didn’t quite make the record, 4 degrees shy.


Above average warmth has been the trend all week.  Even tomorrow when a cold front brings in some cooler air, it will still be above average.


Some rain comes along with the cold front, it’s already raining now in Clarksville while I am writing this and it will continue to spread eastward.

The showers linger into tomorrow, so it will be a damp chilly day. The more winter-like weather won’t last long as a ridge starts to build back in kicking the cold air out.  Look for temperatures to pop back up to the 60s over the holiday weekend. Saturday do expect some rain especially north of I-40 as a stationary boundary is draped across Middle Tennessee.  Sunday there is still a chance of spotty showers, but I think there will be less rain than Saturday. Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some folks have the day off.  The first half of the day looks dry, but an upper level system will bring a better chance of rain late in the day.


On a side note, the 5K 4 MLK is Monday morning, this is a fundraising event for Barefoot Republic Camp.  I love that place, it is a faith based camp that focuses on unity where there is diversity.  Many of the campers attend on scholarships so the money raised helps send them to camp and keep the place going and growing.  If you are a runner, this is a race with purpose. Find out more here.


I know it seems like it’s rained a lot lately, but we are still dealing with drought conditions in Middle Tennessee. So far for the year 1.23″ of rain has fallen in Nashville. This is already a little below average and as you know, Nashville ended 2016 with a deficit


Here is the latest drought monitor locally, the southeast remains in the worst shape.


Nationally, there have been some improvements in northern California, but dry conditions prevail across southern California.


I’ll have the latest on our forecast for the weekend and beyond on Channel 4 News at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer





About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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