On and Off Storms

Feeling like summer today with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures.  Nashville reached 83 degrees, the average for this time of year is 73 degrees. Rain and thunderstorms are moving in overnight as a front pushes into Middle Tennessee.  At this writing there is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for West Tennessee until 9pm. But as you can see on Channel 4 Live Doppler Radar there are no showers in Middle Tennessee yet.


Here’s a general overview of the time of the storms moving into Middle Tennessee.


Check out the latest Futurecast depiction that shows some weakening of the storms as they move eastward.

I do think the greatest threat will be from damaging wind, perhaps some hail in northwest Middle Tennessee. The rain does move out early tomorrow.  We’ll have clearing and cooler temperatures in the afternoon.  The high will be closer to average. The rain will help reduce pollen.


Friday most of the day should be dry, but the conditions become more favorable for thunderstorms late in the afternoon with high wind and hail possible.  Some of those storms could be strong to severe.

Saturday will be warm and humid, but it will still be unstable, so we can’t rule out some isolated thunderstorms.

Sunday brings our greatest chance of severe thunderstorms as a strong front moves in.  I am also concerned with the potential for flooding with this round of storms.  Over the next several days many areas in Middle Tennessee could pick up 3-5″ of rain.


I’ll have an update on Channel 4 News at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer



About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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