Grab An Umbrella!

Ready or not, showers and thunderstorms are marching through! Light, moderate and even some heavy downpours are the current trend (2:49 pm). Though none of the storms have been strong enough to reach severe criteria, lightning and loud thunder have been associated with a fair share…


It all has to do with a cold front, in the midst of pushing southward. See all the shower and storm activity? It is all ahead of it.VIDEO VIPIR

Though we have yet to receive a severe thunderstorm warning from the national Weather Service, a good chunk of Middle Tennessee remains under a ‘Marginal Risk’ (1 on a 1 to 5 scale). Damaging winds remain the greatest threat with localized flooding possible as well.DAPHNE SEVERE RISK REGION BOX

Be sure to have our FREE ‘WSMV WX’ app handy! Any watch or warning that you need to know about will pop up and alert you while you’re on the go.DT_WSI Digital Devices

Action-free across downtown, just very warm and soupy.VIDEO TVI

More clouds = upper 70s to lower 80s. Less clouds = warmer upper 80s to lower 90s.WSMV DMA TEMPS ZOOM1_EffectSquiggle Autoplot

When factoring in high humidity with dew point values in the low to mid-70s…WSMV DMA DEWPOINT STILL1

Here’s what it really FEELS like…yikes!

Dd heat index with wind

One more day of oppressive mugginess before somewhat of relief arrives by Sunday…daphne RPM 4KM DEW POINT22daphne RPM 4KM DEW POINT

In terms of shower and storm chances, lingering moisture keeps them around on Saturday but it won’t be a washout and it will mainly impact the area in the afternoon and early evening hours. Here’s how Futurecast shapes things up with timing…DD RPM 4KM EVENING2DD RPM 4KM EVENING3DD RPM 4KM EVENING4DD RPM 4KM EVENING5DD RPM 4KM EVENING6DD RPM 4KM EVENING7DD RPM 4KM EVENING8

Once Saturday night arrives, things are only improving! Sunday looks fantastic for any outdoor plans. Less humid, plenty of sunshine just very hot!Dd_WeekendOutlook

A friendly reminder to stay hydrated!WSMV 7 Day AM

Chief Meteorologist Lisa Spencer will be tracking showers and thunderstorms with you coming up at 4, 5, 6 and 10 tonight. Be sure to join her!

-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren

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