December 19: Wet and Windy

The first of two big rain events is tonight. The showers started early today, but it remained mild, high in Nashville 58°.  Steady rain will spread northward, becoming heavy at times tonight.


Tomorrow, rain will be heavy and widespread in the morning, tapering to showers early afternoon.  A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Lincoln, Moore and Franklin Counties from 11pm tonight to Wednesday afternoon.


1 to 4″ of rain is possible especially near the Tennessee and Alabama line. In addition to the rain the winds will pick up out of the Northeast.  It will be wet, windy and a little cooler but still above average.


Here’s the latest Futurecast model for the timing.

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Thursday will be drier and mild. Expect a partly sunny sky. This will be the best day for running last minute errors or for traveling.

On Friday, the second round of rain will move in, few thunderstorms are possible, but it doesn’t look severe though. It’ll turn breezy and much warmer, with temperatures in the 60s. This additional rain closely following the first rain could also trigger flooding issues. Showers will linger into early Saturday.


Sunday will be colder. A few light snow showers or flurries will be possible Christmas Eve into early Monday.  No accumulation is expected. Christmas Day looks dry and cold.


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

Lisa Spencer

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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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