Yay! the weekend is here! It’s the first weekend of June and it will feel like summer-time with heat and humidity. The chance of rain and thunderstorms has been squashed somewhat today and tomorrow by a ridge of high pressure aloft. That all changes for Sunday as an upper level low moves in and increases the chance of rain and thunderstorms again.
Tomorrow will be a degree or two hotter than today and more humid. The increase in moisture will keep a small chance of pop up thunderstorms in the forecast especially south of I-40. This will be the better of the two weekend days for outdoor events. Good news for Predator fans, as tens of thousands of people will likely head downtown for Pred viewing parties. If your plan includes outside fun Saturday, stay hydrated and take some breaks from the heat.
Sunday rain and thunderstorms are likely. I’m not expecting widespread severe weather but 1 or 2 of the thunderstorms could be strong. The showers linger into Monday mainly in the southern part of the mid state.
Even more folks will be converging on Middle Tennessee next week for CMA Fest and Bonnaroo. The weather will be improving with less humidity and lower temperatures.
There is plenty going on this weekend. Here are a few of the events you may be interested in…
Live music and big screens will take over Lower Broadway on for the free Broadway Smash party when the Nashville Predators take to the ice in Bridgestone Arena for their first home appearance Stanley Cup finals. A pre-game concert featuring Alan Jackson artists will start at approximately 4 pm. You can get more information here.
For something a little less rowdy, Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday. The Bicentennial Mall will be celebrating National Trails Day in conjunction with Tennessee Statehood Day. Walk and talk through the park and the Capitol grounds to learn to learn about our state history. Attendees should meet under the train trestle at the Visitor Center at 10am.
The first Saturday Art Crawl starts at 6pm. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments for gallery visitors. See this month’s gallery map. Two Gray Line Art Crawl Downtown Trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along the route from 6 pm – 10 pm.
Here is where I am headed Saturday night…Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury is scheduled to hold the 2017 Hammers and High Heels Women Build fundraiser on at The Factory located at 230 Franklin Road in Franklin from 6:30-11:00 p.m. The event will feature Rubiks Groove’s 80’s & 90’s “Out of the Box Dance Party” .
China Lights: Illuminating the Fairgrounds celebrates Asian Cuisine Weekend this tonight, Saturday and Sunday as part of the month-long festival at The Fairgrounds Nashville. Each night, the fairgrounds is transformed into a dramatic display of color, light, and sound. This celebration of Asian culture features 30 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays, stage performances highlighting folk-culture, entertainment and activities.
Sunday the Brentwood Summer Concert Series at Crockett Park begins. This year’s season will kick off with a new band for Brentwood, The Answer Band. Food trucks will be on location this year.
Have a great weekend. I’ll have a weather update tonight on Channel 4 News at 10pm.