Calm Before the Storm

A cloudy and rainy start to our day cleared up just in time for a sunshine fix by the afternoon. Loyal channel 4 viewer Tim snapped this beauty shot from an airplane. How beautiful…

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Here’s another from Dominique of Clarkesville, just before the sun broke through. Thank you both for sharing!

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Things remain quiet across the Mid State as I type here. Rain-free and still mild in the low to upper 50s…

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A strong system continues developing just to our southwest, currently hammering Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama with severe weather . A lifting warm front will lift these showers and storms into Middle Tennessee overnight into Sunday morning. Some storms could be strong to potentially severe with large hail and damaging winds as the main threats.

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The Storm Prediction Center has the greater severe weather risk to our southwest. Areas under the yellow color are fall under a “Slight Risk’ (2 out of a 1/5 scale) and a good chunk of Middle Tennessee falls under a ‘Marginal Risk’ (1 out of a 1/5 scale).dt_severe-risk2-region

Let’s check in with Futurecast for timing…dd-rpm-12km-eveningdd-rpm-12km-evening2dd-rpm-12km-evening3dd-rpm-12km-evening4dd-rpm-12km-evening5dd-rpm-12km-evening6dd-rpm-12km-evening7

Most of the rain is out of here by early Monday morning and a much drier pattern will take over through the second half of Monday into Tuesday. Here’s how much rain is expected through noon on Monday — up to 3″ possible with locally heavier downpours…daphne-ecmwf-rain

Delightful sunshine returns by Tuesday before our next approaching system brings some rain on Wednesday…not a wash out by any means.

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Meteorologist Dan Thomas will be tracking showers and thunderstorms with you on channel 4 starting at 5 am tomorrow. If any severe weather breaks out before then, either myself or he will break in with updates! Sitting in the weather center eyeing the storms as I wrap up this blog.

Have a great night!

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