Oh my stars. What an incredible sunset after a spring-like day in Middle Tennessee and it’s a view right from our back yard here from our studio at Channel 4. See our tower? Lucky for me, we have live cameras from in-studio which allows me to enjoy from a window view.
Temperatures are STILL in the lower 70s as I type here (5:37 PM) about TWENTY degrees warmer than average.
Well, Mother Nature did not think it has been warm enough and is ready to crank things up even further on Friday! We are talking record-breaking territory… If my forecast pans out as expected, we will set a new record, breaking the previous 77 degrees set back in 1890.
This is very brief , though! Significantly COOLER weather returns by the weekend and it all has to do with an approaching cold front currently draped through Oklahoma and Texas.
Things remain dry tonight through most of the day on Friday. Only noticeable difference? Increasingly breezy southerly winds, with gusts as high as 35 to 40 mph at times. Most of the day is DRY. Once we get into 6:30/7 PM, a cluster of showers and thunderstorms will work their way in from west to east. Here’s what I’m expecting timeline-wise through Middle TN…
What you need to know:
Some storms could be strong to severe. While the greatest threat will be damaging wind, an isolated tornado and hail cannot be ruled out.
Here’s the latest from the Storm Prediction Center…
Good chunk of Kentucky and NE Middle TN are under a ‘Slight Risk’ (2 out of a 1 to 5 scale) and the remaining area of Middle TN is under a ‘Marginal Risk’ (1 out of a 1 to 5 scale).
Once this front pushes out and about late FRiday night, we are in for a major cool down. We’re talking 30 degrees of a difference in the matter of a day — from 80 degrees on Friday to the upper 40s by Saturday. We’ll wake up to sub-freezing temperatures on Sunday morning. Welcome back, February, right?! Well, just for a day and a half… temps gradually warm back into the lower 60s by Monday before anothe rround of lower 70s return by Tuesday. Boom!
Be sure to stay tuned for updates on these approaching storms! Chief Meteorologist Lisa Spencer will be with you all night and Paul will have updates bright and early on Channel 4 at 4 in the morning for all our early birds.
Have a blessed night!
-Meteorologist Daphne DELoren