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.