TGIF Weather…16 ’til Eclipse

It was a stormy end to the week.  Roaring thunderstorms came through Nashville around 2:30pm this afternoon. It was quite a loud lightning show for a while.


About half inch of rain fell at the airport, some spots picked up over 1″.  Those storms are still marching across the east and southeast corner of Middle Tennessee.  The storms will exit this evening as the front passes through.



Behind that front cooler and drier air will move in.  Look at the difference in the dew points.  They are dropping from the muggy 70s to the comfortable  50s. Tomorrow won’t even feel like a summer day with very low humidity.  You may want to open windows tonight, the low will drop to near 60.  The afternoon high will only be 83°, that below the average of 90.


Friday 7pm Dew Point Temperatures

Sunday will start out nice, but clouds will start moving back in as the day goes on.  Expect some rain and thunderstorms by evening.  The Storm Prediction Center has placed Middle Tennessee in a “marginal” risk zone for possible severe thunderstorms late on Sunday.


The chance of rain and storms ramps up Monday.  Tuesday will also feature some on and off rain and storms. Temperatures will still remain below average.


We are 16 days away from the Great American Eclipse.  Are you ready? One of the ways to be ready is to make sure you have the proper eyewear.  You do not want to look directly at the Sun, it will damage your eyes. You can buy approved glasses locally at the Adventure Science Center for $2. NASA has created a great guide to protect your eyes.  It includes what to look for when choosing eyewear…ISO approved.  Regular sunglasses won’t do. Click here for more.

LS Eclipse glasses

I’ll have a weather update on News 4 at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer



About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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