As we wrap up the month of September, let’s look back at a truly weird month of weather. September started off with cool and rainy conditions — through September 13, Nashville was 8.6° below-average, with almost 3 inches of rain. Then, Mother Nature flipped the switch back to summer…from September 14 through 29, the high temperature exceeded 80° every single day, with nine of those days topping 90°. Low temperatures were above 60° every day from September 14 through 28. That two-week stretch of unusually warm weather was enough to completely erase the 8.6° deficit from early in the month — September 2017 will actually go into the record books as a slightly warmer-than-normal month (by 0.3°). We only added up 0.68″ of rain in the second half of the month as well, a dry stretch that will carry over into at least the first several weeks of October.
Today was an absolutely spectacular day…the beautiful weather will continue into the second half of the weekend, and through much of the upcoming work week as well. Temperatures tonight will drop down to low 50s:
A gradual warming trend will continue through midweek, with highs just above 80° on Monday, and into the low to mid 80s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
Just a slight shower chance on the way Thursday, then a slightly better chance by Friday and Saturday. By that point, we’ll need the rain — lawns across the Midstate are already getting rather crunchy.