Weekend Weather and Happenings

Today’s forecast was an uncertain one with the possibility of severe storms.  It was a day to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.  Yay! we got the best as the storms stayed well to the north with nothing developing in the mid-state. It was warm and humid, reaching 82 degrees in Nashville. If you are interested, Paul Heggen had a great explanation of the forecast quandary in his blog this morning…click here.

How about the rest of the weekend? Tomorrow will be hot and humid with the afternoon high soaring to 89 degrees, very close to the record. There’s just the slightest chance of a shower. The weather is not ideal for the Rock-n-Roll Marathon in downtown Nashville tomorrow. It’s going to be so warm that the race officials moved the start time 30 minutes earlier.


Sunday a front approaches with another chance of rain and thunderstorms. Some of these storms could be strong to severe especially late in the afternoon and evening. One big concern is heavy rain which could lead to some localized flooding.  Remember the ground is already saturated.  One of the latest models is showing 3-4″ of rain possible in some spots.

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The rain moves out early on Monday. Next week will start off cooler and drier.


There are many things going on this weekend besides the marathon.

The annual Main Street Festival is in downtown Franklin Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.  It features many vendors, food, music and carnival rides. Find out more here.

For a little greener experience, Long Hunter State Park’s Spring Thing is happening tomorrow featuring hiking and fishing.

The Nashville Exotic Animal Expo is Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds.  Check out some not so furry friends, click here.

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If you want to escape the heat head indoors for the Nashville Film Festival at the Regal Hollywood Cinema. Saturday is the last day, click here.

Still inside, but more interactive is Nashville Tabletop Day which includes some board gaming. It will take place Saturday at the downtown library. Find out more here.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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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