Mixed Bag Saturday, Unsettled Sunday, & Cold Returns Soon

A very busy weather pattern will continue through the next week.  It’ll feature more mild air, some rain, a few thunderstorms, and eventually a return to much colder conditions.

Let’s start with today.  Clouds have moved in overnight and rain is now (as of 7:45am) in progress over southern Middle Tennessee.

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It’s expanding northward, closer to the I-4o corridor too.  In Lawrence County in particular we even have some thundershowers.  There won’t be any severe weather with this batch of rain early today though…just a little thunder and lightning.

These showers and thunderstorms this morning are all part of a larger parent system to our south that spawned a significant tornado overnight in Hattiesburg, Mississippi!

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As the system slides eastward today, it’ll take its shield of rain and many of the clouds with is.  SO….we’ll see some sunshine in many communities this afternoon.

Here’s a look at FUTURECAST showing the progression of today’s system.

Temperatures will climb nicely this afternoon, as clouds part:

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Overnight, another round of rain and thunderstorms will move in, likely holding off until after midnight.

Some of the thunderstorms along the TN/AL/MS line could be strong-severe with hail and some damaging wind gusts.  However, the severe threat is notably higher over central Mississippi and central Alabama.

These storms should exit the Mid State by dawn tomorrow.  THEN, through the afternoon expect just showers with a few embedded downpours.

Rain will gradually exit on Monday, as cooler air filters in.

However, even colder air will take over by the end of the week.  I’ll tell you more about that…and talk more about the storm threat for tonight on Channel 4 News Today between 8:30am and 9:30am.  Daphne DeLoren’s back tonight with the latest on Channel 4 News at 5:00pm.  We hope you tune in!

Have a great weekend!

DT

 

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