Thunderstorms have been slow to fire up today, but they are developing now out ahead of the front. It has been a hot and steamy day with the afternoon high reaching 91° at Nashville International Airport.
A summer front is approaching from the west, the rain and thunderstorms will move from west to east across Middle Tennessee. This isn’t a widespread severe weather event, but there may be a strong storm or two. Here’s the latest Futurecast depiction.
The Storm Prediction Center did put the northwest corner of Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky in a “marginal” risk zone for severe thunderstorms. I think the greatest threat would be gusty winds. But I do look for the storms to weaken as they move east of I-65.
There will be some lingering showers in the morning, mainly along the Cumberland Plateau. Some patchy fog may develop where it rains.
The front will leave behind a drier pattern, but it will still be hot. Should be great weather for the pool or lake and for the Wilson County Fair which opens tomorrow.
Saturday and Sunday, afternoon highs will be in the low 90s. I can’t totally rule out a stray shower, especially on Sunday.
Forecast for the eclipse is not perfect, there may be a few clouds that will pass through during the viewing time. There is also the possibility of isolated showers and thunderstorms. those will likely develop later in the afternoon. I certainly hope that is the case. I would give the forecast for eclipse viewing a 7 on a 1-10 scale.
I’ll have an update on News 4 at 10pm.