It’s official! Occasional waves of strong storms with heavy downpours will move through the Mid State as we celebrate the unofficial kickoff to summer this weekend!
Outdoors as of early Saturday morning, it’s cloudy, mild, and humid. Downtown Nashville looks like this:
Temperatures are around 70. It feels pleasant!
There’s very little rain, as shown on 4WARN Live Doppler Radar.
Heavy storms however are moving past Paris, toward Dickson. These are strong, but not severe. Very heavy downpours, lightning, thunder, and brief gusts to 45mph are possible with them.
These storms will continue to slide eastward through the mid-late morning. Then, isolated storms will form this afternoon.
Our chance for severe weather this weekend is rather significant. The greatest likelihood will occur late tonight:
Most of this evening will be dry. Then, a line of severe storms will push in from the northwest, producing damaging wind gusts in many areas of Middle Tennessee. Torrential downpours are also likely, with much of the Mid State picking up around an inch of rain by dawn.
Clouds will gradually thin tomorrow, allowing for isolated showers and storms to develop tomorrow afternoon and evening. Some of those could be severe as well.
THEN, Monday/Memorial Day looks much better! It’ll be dry for most (20% rain chance, southeast) with highs in the lower 80s.
I’ll be back on Channel 4 News with live updates between 9am and 10am, so be sure to join us. Alan Frio will have a look at overnight news headlines, too!
Have a great/safe Memorial Day weekend!