The center of Tropical Storm Nate will move through the Mid State late this afternoon and this evening. Expect periods of rain and wind gusts as high as 40 mph in spots.
As of 8am Sunday, Nate is centered just south of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, moving northward.
Maximum sustained winds are 45 mph with higher gusts.
Here’s a look at the projected track of Nate. Notice how quickly it’ll move in and out of our area. That means rain will subside already by late this evening.
FUTURECAST shows waves of rain moving through from time to time today. It won’t go exactly this way, but you get the idea that sometimes it’ll rain and do so heavily. At other times, we’ll get a break and have just clouds. The area with the most persistent rain will be eastern Middle Tennessee. Western Middle Tennessee will have the most times of dry weather.
Notice how by early evening, much of the area will already begin to dry out, as rain remains along and near the Cumberland Plateau. By midnight though, even there, showers will decrease.
Temperatures today will be held down quite a bit by the rain. We’re starting off (as of 8am) in the 70s.
This afternoon, we’ll have temperatures in the 70s still.
Finally, as Nate’s circulation passes overhead this afternoon and evening, the wind will become a little more gusty especially in our eastern communities. A Wind Advisory is in effect for all the counties shaded in light blue from 4pm today until 10pm.
Join us on News 4 tonight at 5pm and 10pm. Paul Heggen will have the latest on the track of Nate and the progression of our rain.