This week is off to a wet start. Many areas today picked up 3″-4″ of rain. You can see it in this rain gauge in Madison.
The clouds and showers really held the temperatures down too. The high at the airport in Nashville was 82°, well below the average high of 90.
Most of the rain has diminished and moved south tonight. There will still be a few lingering showers though, mainly near the Tennessee and Alabama border. The front that passed across the state will stall out there and trigger some more rain and thunderstorms. Some may hamper the morning drive in that area.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be drier with lower humidity. I am carrying a slight chance of showers mainly for rain south of I-40 along the front.
Late Wednesday and Thursday , the chance of rain increases as a disturbance moves through. Temperatures will remain in the mid-80s. The unstable environment sticks around for the weekend too. Right now, I’d plan on some showers each day. The drier of the two appears to be Saturday.
Let’s hope this pattern breaks in two weeks for the Great American Eclipse. Clouds could ruin our front row view here in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
You may be wondering what to expect when the eclipse happens. Well, I can’t say from experience, because like many of you I have only seen a partial eclipse. Those who have witnessed a total eclipse say it is an experience you’ll never forget. Daylight will become twilight. Bright planets and stars will become visible. Animals and even plants may act as though it is nightfall. Also the temperature will drop a few degrees. It sounds eerily fun! I hope you’ll be watching in two weeks.
I’ll have an update on the weather on News 4 at 10pm.