Active Week of Weather Ahead

After a gorgeous weekend, we have an active week of weather ahead!

Starting with this morning, we’re dealing with rain for the eastern half of Middle Tennessee.  Here’s a look at 4WARN Live Doppler Radar as of 9:50am.  It shows the back edge of rain working through Nashville right now.

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Western Middle Tennessee is just cloudy, but a few breaks will be possible as we head into the afternoon, letting through some sunshine.

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It’s mild for early April with temperatures generally running in the low 60s now, despite the rain.

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It’s also windy!  A Wind Advisory has been issued for Middle Tennessee until 3pm.  SO…if you have any objects that need securing in the yard, you’ll want to do that before too long!

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While this morning’s rain has been just that — rain — this afternoon, a few thunderstorms may develop.  That hinges on how much we warm up.  The warmer it gets, the better the chance that storms form.  Right now, I don’t expect much in the way of sunshine — just a little.  Highs should be in the lowermost 70s.  Therefore, I’m expecting mainly showers and just a few storms to form.  One or two may become strong with gusty wind and small hail, too.  The area of showers/storms to move into the Mid State is well west, over Arkansas right now.

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Our severe weather threat is minimal — classified as marginal by the Storm Prediction Center.

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Farther south, over Georgia and southeast Alabama, it’s more significant.

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I’ll be on Channel 4 News at Noon tracking any rain/storms advancing in this direction with 4WARN Live Doppler.  Remember our live radar (the only one in the Mid State) is always sweeping just above ground level…in an effort to continuously produce a live picture as to where storms happen to be.

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FUTURECAST is doing a tremendous job today with its depiction of the rain.  I expect what happens this afternoon to be quite similar to what’s shown below…

Looking down the road, tomorrow looks beautiful after morning clouds depart.  On Wednesday, additional strong-severe storms will be possible…especially during the afternoon.

Come Thursday, low clouds and cooler air will take over with lingering showers.  Friday and Saturday mornings will be cold, with patches of frost possible Saturday morning areawide.

WSMV 7 Day AM

DT

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