Harvey is on the Way

It was a typical summer day today…a lot of sunshine and some humid.  The high in Nashville reached 87 degrees, compare that to yesterday’s 76°.  This evening a few showers and thundershowers are sliding down from southern Kentucky, nothing severe is expected.

Tropical Storm Harvey is still off shore, but pulling in more rain over Texas. The rainfall totals have been unbelievable.

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At last check Cedar Bayou, Texas has picked up 51.88″ a new record for the Continental U.S. record for rainfall.


The forecast is for Harvey to move northward. The rain will move into Middle Tennessee starting tomorrow afternoon. Here’s the latest timing with Futurecast model.

Expect on and off rain through early on Saturday.  This will also keep our temperatures down somewhat with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.


Rainfall totals will not be anywhere near those in Texas, but they could be significant, with over 4″ possible through Saturday in some spots.

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In West Tennessee, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued starting Wednesday afternoon and ending Friday night. Rainfall amounts there could reach over 6″ in some locations.


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

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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