December 1: Pleasant Weekend

A fantastic weekend is ahead, followed by rain and a blast of cold air next week. It was another springlike day today with sunshine and a high of 61° in Nashville. A weak upper level system will bring more cloud cover tonight but things remain dry and pleasant for evening plans out and about. Lows will drop into the upper 30s.


Earthcam at Fairfield Inn and Suites

Coats needed for tomorrow’s Nashville Christmas Parade, still some clouds around.


Tomorrow mid morning clouds begin decreasing, gorgeous weather takes over for the remainder of the weekend! Low 60s & sunshine both Saturday and on Sunday.   You get the idea this will be great weather to see the Titans play the Texans in person. If you are going to the game, remember to take a toy for Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots

Monday will be warmer and windy before a cold front brings rain on Tuesday. There could be a rumble of thunder, but no severe weather is expected.


Temperatures will drop significantly by Wednesday and remain below average for the rest of next week. Highs will be in the 40s and lows in the 20s starting Wednesday.


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

Lisa Spencer





































About Lisa Spencer

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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1 Response to December 1: Pleasant Weekend

  1. Fred says:

    November an Fall 2017 wrap-up, December look ahead
    It was yet another warm month overall in Nashville, 2.3 degrees above average. The first 7 days, averaging 65.5, were the 3rd-warmest ever, just barely behind November 2016 and exactly half a degree lower than the all-time record set in 1975. Precipitation of 4.46″ was only slightly above the mean value but was distributed very unevenly, almost 80% of it fell during the flash flood event of Nov. 6-7. On the 18th, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms spawned no less than three confirmed tornadoes that affected the counties of Davidson, Rutherford, Wilson and Trousdale. This is not unusual, as the month of November marks the second, though far less intense peak of tornadic activity in Middle Tennessee. One of the most remarkable attributes of the past month was the dramatic reduction in cloud cover for its final 12 days. As stated previously, November 2017 opened with 8 consecutive cloudy days, likely the most ever, and the combined cloud cover value for the first 18 days was a very high 140, averaging to nearly 80% per day. Just when it seemed like Nashville would witness the cloudiest November of the last 20 years, a sudden change occurred and we were treated to the 11-day stretch of beautiful weather, as good a Thanksgiving season as could be. Even though, the final day of the month was cloudy, the last 12 days’ aggregate cloud cover was just 35, translating to about 30% of sky being covered on any given day. In conjunction to previous cloudiness, this occurrence may well be without a precedent as far as November records are concerned. Here’s a chart to illustrate:

    September-November 2017 season was 30th-warmest overall and all three months were characterized by well-defined temperature swings, though those of November were more erratic. Getting back to the current month, an immediate question, especially in the view of the coming cold spell is: will we finally see a proper cold December? The last below-average December in Nashville was in 2010, and it was intensely cold.

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