Better Weekend Forecast…10 ’til Eclipse


Rain and thunderstorms are dotted across the Middle Tennessee as the weekend begins.  The rain has really been coming down heavily south of I-40. There has been flooding in Marshall County tonight.  As of this writing, a Flood Warning remains in effect for Giles County until 9pm.

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Computer models have not handled this system very well, they have been flip flopping day by day on the chances of rain for the weekend and beyond. Here’s the latest depiction for tonight and tomorrow.

So basically don’t be surprised if we have a few more showers and maybe even a thunderstorm or two pop up tonight.  We are not looking at anything severe. Tomorrow I think we will have a few areas of rain early then it will push to the south.  Some clearing should take place later in the day.  Temperatures will reach the upper 80s. Sunday looks dry for the most part. And after much consideration and review of the latest model runs, I have decided to lower Monday and Tuesday’s chance of rain to 20%.

This will make for a much better forecast for outdoor fun this weekend from the Tomato Arts Fest to county fairs to Shakespeare in the Park. Enjoy! Of course it will still be warm.


Now let’s turn our sights to the Great American Eclipse.  We are 10 days away…so it’s time for a preliminary forecast. It’s not looking good.  The pattern looks unsettled.  What we call a “northwest flow” will set up, this tends to bring us more cloud cover and right now it looks like some scattered showers and thunderstorms.


But let’s not worry yet, we are still over a week away and weather systems can speed up, slow down and change all together.  We’ll keep updating you as we get closer to time.

Lisa Spencer


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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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