Sunday Evening and Memorial Day Forecast

Heavy rain and severe storms hammered the Mid State yesterday! It was a busy night in the weather center with a never-ending sound of the printer going off with severe thunderstorm warnings and even a fair share of tornado warnings. The Damage Assessment Team from the National Weather Service was out today surveying the damage in Cookeville, Monterey, Lake Tansi, and Doyle/Sparta. Turns out, all damage was caused by straight line winds. The worst damage was found in Cookeville, where powerful winds up to 95 mph winds uprooted and snapped dozens of large trees. Two roof tops even blew off of a couple local businesses. Here’s a few snaps that were posted on my Facebook from our viewers.

Brandon captured the lightning show in Downtown Nashville…

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Genevieve snapped her view of the storm rolling in from Highway 70 in Sparta…DD PICTURE4

Now, we can take a deep breath of relief! Yesterdays storm activity did its thing to really stabilize the atmosphere. The Storm Prediction Center lifted the ‘Slight Risk’ that covered Middle Tennessee and now just a ‘Marginal Risk’ remains in effect for eastern Tennessee (out of our viewing area).DAPHNE SEVERE RISK REGION BOX2

Here’s what is looks like right now — plenty of clouds but no current rain in sight…VIDEO TVI

Temps are comfy, ranging anywhere from the low 70s to the low 80s around town…WSMV DMA TEMPS ZOOM1_EffectSquiggle Autoplot

Here’s the only thing I’m eyeing tonight. A narrow line of storms to our northwest, just entering western Kentucky. It’s on a southeasterly path…VIDEO VIPIR

This will bring a few showers and perhaps an isolated storm or two, but in terms of a severe weather threat…not looking likely.

Here’s how Futurecast maps out timing of rain through Memorial day…DD RPM 4KM EVENINGDD RPM 4KM EVENING1DD RPM 4KM EVENING2DD RPM 4KM EVENING3DD RPM 4KM EVENING4DD RPM 4KM EVENING5

So basically things really dry up for most of us! Southeastern Middle Tennessee will have the greatest threat for some spotty showers and storms late in the day (30% chance) but everyone else in the clear.

In the dew point news:

Today has been considered humid, especially for western Middle Tennessee

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but check out the dew point forecast for tomorrow…PAUL RPM 4KM DEW POINT

SCORE! Humidity really decreases. Dew points in the upper 40s to mid-50s is a fantastic place to be. Enjoy it!7 Day PM

Tuesday through Thursday brings a slight chance for spotty showers and storms during the afternoon but besides that, it will be dry and warm in the lower 80-degree range. Our next chance for scattered showers and storms arrive on Friday lasting into next weekend but we don’t need to worry about that just yet.

I’ll have update coming up on Channel 4 at 10 pm tonight. Hope you join me!

-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren

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