October 20: Warm Weekend, Wet Next Week

The warm weather will continue into the weekend, but we do have some changes in the forecast that will be especially noticeable by the beginning of next week.  Get ready for some “weather whiplash”!

Temperatures tonight will drop down to the low 50s:

We’ll warm up to just above 80° Saturday afternoon with partly cloudy skies overhead:

Sunday will still be warm, with a strong breeze from the south helping to push temperatures back up above 80° despite more cloud cover:

Those clouds won’t produce much of a rain chance in the Midstate until well after sunset Sunday evening. Late Sunday night, Monday, and Monday night are looking like the wettest timeframe for the Midstate, as shown here by the RPM model:

I’m not concerned about severe weather at this point, but it’s something we’ll monitor closely, just to be safe.

By the time the lingering showers wind down late Tuesday, rainfall amounts will add up to 1”-2” on a widespread basis, with some spots (especially west of I-65) picking up close to 3” of rain:

Not enough to cause widespread flooding, just a good soaking rain.

In the wake of this storm system, we’re in for significantly cooler conditions Wednesday and Thursday — we could see our first Frost Advisory of the autumn issued for Wednesday night and early Thursday:

Our next chance of rain moves in by the end of the week — I’m thinking Friday night and early Saturday, but that’s a LONG way down the line in the forecast.

Didn’t have time to get to the nerd-links today, sorry…had a few other things going on.

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1 Response to October 20: Warm Weekend, Wet Next Week

  1. Fred says:

    October is, typically, our driest month, and now, we’re in the middle of the driest part of October. This short 3-day stretch, from 19th through 21st, marks the yearly minimum of precipitation in Nashville, and this day, the 20th, is the driest calendar day. This distinction is twofold: in nearly 150 years of meteorological observations in our city, it never rained a lot on this date (the maximum is 0.77 inches, measured in 1984, the lowest for any calendar date, outside of the leap day) and, frequently, as today, there’s simply no precipitation at all. Still another weather trivia tidbit worth sharing.

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