Beautiful weather in store today, with partly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s afternoon:
Just a slight chance of an isolated shower along the Cumberland Plateau today, but the HRRR model’s radar simulation is mostly blank today:
If you’re heading out to any of the Predators watch parties this evening, bring a sweatshirt — temperatures will cool off pretty quickly once the sun goes down:
We’re looking at dry weather all the way through the weekend. Temperatures will warm up beginning tomorrow, with highs in the mid 80s on Friday and around 90° Saturday and Sunday…still, that’s pretty great weather for CMA Fest and Bonnaroo:
The humidity will begin to creep upward on Sunday, but the worst of the mugginess will hold off until next week. That’s also when we’ll bring a slight chance of afternoon showers and storms back into the forecast:
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