Weekend Weather and Happenings

Beautiful start to this holiday weekend with sunshine and an unseasonably warm high in Nashville of 88 degrees. That is all about to change with an approaching weather system. I have issued a 4WARN Weather Alert for Saturday and Sunday.

A few showers could move in along the Tennessee Kentucky border overnight. The first round of thunderstorms could arrive early tomorrow morning, some of those storms could be strong.  Take a look at the timing on this Futurecast model.

The afternoon will likely be warm and muggy with only a few showers and thunderstorms.  A disturbance will pass through late Saturday and early Sunday morning triggering strong to severe thunderstorms.

The Storm Prediction Center has identified parts of Middle Tennessee as in a “slight” risk and “enhanced” risk areas.  That’s 2 and 3 on a 1 to 5 scale for the severity.


More thunderstorms are possible Sunday afternoon.  The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Mid State in a “slight risk” zone for the potential of those storms being severe.


With all that said there area many things going on this weekend. Here are a few, but keep in mind the severe threat and stay weather aware.

Head to First Tennessee Park to watch the Nashville Sounds as they take on the Omaha Storm Chasers tonight at 6:35PM. There are plenty of chances to catch the Sounds over the holiday weekend, they play Colorado Springs Sky Sox Tomorrow through Tuesday.


 Music City Jazz Festival starts tonight and continues tomorrow beginning at 11AM at Public Square. The festival is the place hear some of the coolest music performed by national recording smooth jazz artists.  Bring a chair and a blanket.
China Lights: Illuminating the Fairgrounds will celebrate the Asian Festival Weekend this weekend as part of the month-long festival at The Fairgrounds Nashville.  Each night from 5:30 to 10 PM, the fairgrounds has been transformed into a dramatic display of color, light, and sound featuring 30 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays, stage performances highlighting folk-culture, entertainment and activities, and a bustling marketplace.
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Tomorrow night at 7:30PM the Nashville Symphony will perform at Ascend Amphitheater.  It’s a night of Tchaikovsky’s greatest hits featuring “Swan Lake” with dancers from Nashville Ballet, “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture,” “1812 Overture” with fireworks and “Piano Concerto No. 1” with pianist Joyce Yang.
Of course Monday is Memorial Day. There may be a few showers early and across the southeast.  Most of the Mid state will enjoy a warm and sunny day.
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I’ll have the latest on the forecast on Channel 4 News at 6pm, 6:30pm and 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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