Weekend Weather and Happenings

Wow, what an awful way to start of the morning today…there was extensive flooding in Sumner County today.  Some of the flooding photos and video look like 2010, but covering a smaller area.

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Rain has diminished across Middle Tennessee for tonight, but we can’t rule out an isolated shower or thundershower tonight.  Tomorrow there will be more showers and thunderstorms especially in the afternoon and evening. One or two of those storms could be strong to severe. The Storm Prediction Center has put parts of Middle Tennessee in a “marginal” or “slight” risk zone for severe thunderstorms.


Here is the latest Futurecast depiction.


More rain is in the forecast for Sunday.  It should be more widespread and with fewer thunderstorms.  All in all Saturday looks to be the better of the two weekend days for outdoor fun or chores. Notice the temperatures take a drop Sunday and the beginning of next week.

Monday will be sunny and mild with temperatures average for this time of year. More rain arrives Tuesday, a few thunderstorms are possible.


There is a lot going on this weekend. Here are a few things you may want to consider.

NIGHT MARKET: Relax and unwind at Night Market tonight from 5pm to 9pm. This is a free monthly event that takes place on the third Friday at the Nashville Farmers’ Market! This month’s event is the first one of the year outside under the sheds as well as inside the Market House. Enjoy music, seasonal cocktails, wine, craft beer, local artisan booths, plenty of dinner options from Market restaurants, activities for families and more.

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MOVIE IN THE PARK: Brentwood is holding their first ever Movie in the Park event at Crockett Park featuring the movie Moana. There will be food trucks available and the movie starts at 7pm. It’s free.


CHINESE LIGHT FESTIVAL: You can experience Nashville Fairgrounds with a new exhibit called China Lights Nashville. It features exquisite lanterns sculptures, traditional performances, beautiful art, and delicious cuisine! Brighten up your summer evenings with a visit to this renowned international Chinese Lantern Festival. The event is Tuesday to Sunday evenings from 5:30pm to 10pm.

GOODGUYS CAR SHOW: Goodguys returns to Music City for three full days of Southern-style hot roddin’ fun at the 12th Nashville Nationals Giant Car Show Saturday and Sunday at Nissan Stadium. See more than 2,500 of the country’s finest 1972 and older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics on display. Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 8am to 3pm.

Tour de Nash 2017: The Tour de Nash, Nashville’s largest urban bike ride, is Saturday 8:30am to 3pm. The event is to encourage people to explore Nashville’s best bikeways and roads by bicycle. There are routes to choose from. Click here for more information. The rides will start and end at Morgan Park (north of downtown), but a large portion of the rides go through downtown.

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 I’ll have an update on Channel 4 News at 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

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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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3 Responses to Weekend Weather and Happenings

  1. Fred says:

    Today, obviously, got off to a rough start for the folks at Sumner, guessed that all that night-time lightning meant a more serious business than just a harmless display of Nature’s fireworks. On a lighter note, on this date in 1894, snow fell in Nashville, if only a trace. Not certain that this was the only snowfall to occur in the month of May, but it is officially the latest that snow was observed in Nashville. Curiously, the first 18 days of May 1894 are still the hottest such period to start any May on record, and the daily high temperatures plummeted from 80 on the 18th (it was 90 one day before) to a January-like 45 the next day. Sounds crazy, but this is yet another example of how quickly weather can change around this parts, as if anyone doubted that.

  2. Lisa Spencer says:

    So true…thanks for sharing Fred. Have a great weekend.

  3. Fred says:

    Anytime, Lisa. You, too, have a wonderful weekend, whether weather (pun intended) cooperates or not.

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