Back to school for thousands this morning! Wet roads, humid conditions and seasonable lower 70s greet us into a new week…
Here’s how the radar looks as of 7:45 AM. Light, moderate and even some heavy downpours (indicated by the red color) just pushed from west to east through I-65, south of I-40. They continue on a northeasterly path with more rounds on the way!
This is an extension of the same system that brought strong to severe storms through the area yesterday. As the front continues to push northeast, our storm chances do not diminish just yet. I expect the bulk of the rain to hit this morning, transitioning into a scattered event by the afternoon, then isolated showers to wrap up the evening.
Though our severe weather threat is not high, it’s worth pointing out. The Storm Prediction Center has southeastern Middle Tennessee under a ‘Marginal Risk’ (level 1 of 5) for any storm to reach severe criteria. Damaging wind and localized flooding will be the greatest threats.
Here’s a good idea on the timing…
Localized spots close to the KY/TN border, have received up to four inches of rain since yesterday. Some areas could receive up to 2.5″ on top, especially for areas east of I-65. We’ll be watching for any potential flooding. Stay tuned!
Here’s a peak at the 7-Day forecast. Isolated to spotty showers on Tuesday through Thursday before increasing storm chances arrive by Friday into next weekend. Highs will run below average each and every day! It will also feel muggy each day!
Let’s make it a great week!
-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren