Widespread Rain Carries on!

What a day! If dad likes thunderstorms, it has been a treat on this Father’s Day. Numerous showers and thunderstorms hammered the Mid State. We had quite a few severe storms pop up, leaving behind a fair share of power outages, snapped trees, and even quarter sized hail. Anywhere from 0.5″ inches of rain to close to 6.0″ inches in places like Calloway County.

Check out some neat viewer photos sent to me on Facebook and Instagram…

The first snap was captured by Mary in Rockvale. She spotted rotating clouds just above her home. What a neat capture!


This second one was snapped by Lacey on Instagram. She caught the dark ominous clouds rolling in ahead of the storm in Centerville…DD PICTURE3

Here’s how things shape up right now (7:21 PM) — widespread rain, mainly alongside and east of the I-65 corridor…all on an easterly path.

Earlier rounds of storms helped to stabilize the atmosphere so this point forward, it is safe to say our severe-weather threat has significantly diminished. Phew!


Temperatures are warm, in the lower 70s region-wide.WSMV DMA TEMPS ZOOM1_EffectSquiggle Autoplot

With dew point in the upper 60s to lower 70s, there’s no doubt you feel the stick-factor out there. This will not be a problem by Tuesday! You’ll notice a refreshing touch in the air.WSMV DMA DEWPOINT STILL1

All this mess is associated with a very slow moving frontal boundary…keeping the chance for rain through Monday. DD SATRAD3D Zooms

Let’s map out the timing here. Futurecast is not taking into account our previous rounds of rain that has helped stabilize the atmosphere so do not take all those darker colors to heart. Just rain and a few non-severe storms is what you can expect going forward…DD RPM 4KM EVENINGDD RPM 4KM EVENING1DD RPM 4KM EVENING2DD RPM 4KM EVENING3DD RPM 4KM EVENING4

Depending on just how slow the front moves, our southeastern counties could see lingering rain into the early evening on Monday. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for all the areas under the GREEN color as late as 8 pm on Monday (for eastern Middle Tennessee). Areas west will expire around the early afternoon.


This means conditions are favorable for flash flooding to occur, which kills more people than any other type of severe weather.

Here’s some facts on Flash Flooding — what it is and what causes it…


A few inches of water goes a long way…DD SEVERE STORM THREAT2

If you see a water covered roadway, as cliche as it sounds… “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!”7 Day PM

Once the rain pushes out on Monday, Tuesday brings delightful sunshine and much lower humidity. That will last through Wednesday before the chance of an isolated shower returns on Thursday. Spotty showers and storms take over on Friday, lasting through Sunday. Besides that, you may want to get the tank tops and flip flops ready…as toasty upper 80s to lower 90s take over on Tuesday through our entire 7-Day!

I’ll be tracking showers and storms coming up on Channel 4 at 10 pm tonight! Until then, Happy Father’s Day everyone!

Here’s a snap of mine…

Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people standing and child



This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.