Warm, Wet and Windy

It has been warm, wet and windy lately.  Many folks are scratching their head wondering what happened to winter.  I can understand why, today we reached 72 degrees, just two degrees shy of the record, that makes seven days in a row with above average temperatures.

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And more mild air is to come as you will see in the forecast, but before we go there, let’s talk wind. It has been breezy lately, mainly a strong southerly wind warming us up.  Overall, looking at wind this past year, a research company called CoreLogic found Nashville to be the windiest city in the United States. Clarksville came in 9th place. Now to be clear, they weren’t looking at wind speed alone, The study looked at both the number of strong wind events as well as the total force caused by any severe wind gusts of 60 mph or more. For more…Check out the windy article here.

Now back to our weather forecast…showers are moving in ahead of a cold front.  Expect a few isolated thunderstorms too, but nothing severe. More rain and a few rumbles of thunder are expected the first half of tomorrow as the front moves through. It will remain warm in the upper 60s. Here’s how Futurecast steps us through the rain over the next 24 hours.

Wednesday a ridge builds back in that will make for a cooler and drier day, yet still above average for the high.  After that brief break from rain, another trough of low pressure will spread more rain and some thunderstorms across Middle Tennessee on Thursday.  It doesn’t look to be severe.  Friday that trough lifts out and we are back to another break from the rain.

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I’ll have an 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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