Showers Today….Then Rain & Wind on Saturday

Showers are in the forecast for today.  We’ll get a break Thursday & Friday before more rain pushes through on Saturday….and possibly a few thunderstorms.

Outdoors this morning as of 5am, the sky’s clouding up and temperatures are in the 40s.

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While there may be a spot or two of frost, most of us are frost-free…..so don’t worry about having to scrape your windshield.

4WARN Live Doppler Radar shows a little rain along the TN River Valley now, sliding eastward very slowly.

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Farther west though, there’s much more in the way of rain in Arkansas & Missouri headed our way.

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Rainfall amounts will be light with this system — we’ll pick up a 1/4 inch or less.  FUTURECAST’s timing looks excellent, so check it out.

Tomorrow and Friday will be rain-free.  Tomorrow looks seasonable, with lows around 40 and a high in the upper 50s.  Friday will turn windy and milder after a frosty start.  Lows will be near freezing and highs will be in the mid 60s.

Saturday will also be windy.  That’s when rain returns.  Winds will likely gust to near 40 mph during the day, so bear that in mind in case you plan to rake leaves or put up outdoor decorations.  The rain that passes through will mainly be in the form of showers, but there could be a few thunderstorms, too.  Either way, even some of the showers could produce wind gusts near 50 mph….so there could be some minor wind damage in spots.

While there’s been quite a bit of discrepancy regarding the timing of this system in recent days, today it’s becoming more clear that rain will reach our western counties early on Saturday.  It’ll move through Nashville around midday (plus or minus a few hours).  Eastern Middle Tennessee will likely wait until afternoon the most significant showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two to roll through.

In the FUTURECAST panels below, the light green shows where there could be an isolated brief shower.  The darkest green shows where there will be the most significant band of showers, including some brief downpours.

With all that said, it’s becoming increasingly likely the Vanderbilt game vs. Missouri at 6:30pm Saturday will be dry.  However, it should be windy and turning chilly, so if you go, dress appropriately.

If you’ll be there for a few hours prior to kickoff, tailgating, there still could be a few lingering sprinkles and showers before the rain moves out completely.

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Join us this morning on News 4 airing until 7am.  Daphne DeLoren’s on this morning with an updated look at where the rain happens to be.

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