After a soggy last 36 hours, so many of you want to know the rain’s exit plan. Let’s address that here.
Outdoors now (as of 2pm), 4WARN Live Doppler Radar still shows heavy rain over far eastern Middle Tennessee, a strip of light rain just north of I-40, and scattered showers over southern Middle Tennessee.
The showers over the southern tier are in response to some sunshine we’ve had there. They’re moving eastward.
See the partial clearing over that area? It even looks like there’s some sunshine just south of Nashville.
Temperatures have climbed into the low-mid 80s in many communities southwest of I-40 because of that sunshine. The rest of us are in the low 70s with persistent thick clouds and spots of rain.
The downpours over the Cumberland Plateau are going to exit over the next hour or so, to the east.
That leaves the batch of rain falling just north of I-40….
Let me show you have one computer model’s handling things for the next several hours…
If that pans out, we’re in great shape for Stanley Cup Final fun downtown this afternoon and this evening! While there could be a few showers downtown as people arrive for the Broadway Smash Preds Party, it’s likely rain will have cleared the I-40 corridor when the game begins, just after 7pm.
Another often reliable computer model has the rain hanging in a bit longer. Right now, I’m siding with the one I showed you above though, since it initialized better. That means, it got off to a better start.
New computer model information will continue to filter in this afternoon. I’ll have a current look at 4WARN Live Doppler Radar…and will interpret what the data show later this afternoon, on Channel 4 News beginning at 4pm. Join us!