It’s going to be another busy week for weather here in the Mid State! First, temperatures will take a wild ride, spanning nearly 60 degrees in the way it feels outdoors just in the course of a few days. We’ll also have to deal with more rain, which is of obvious concern because of the flooding that developed over the weekend.
We start with that — flooding. The latest this morning shows that a Flood Warning continues for the Duck River near Columbia and Centerville. There’s also a Flood Warning for the Buffalo near Lobelville. Another one’s in effect for the Tennessee River at Savannah.
Flood Advisories continue for the Cumberland River, the Harpeth, Stones River, the Duck near Hurricane Mills, the Tennessee River (at Clifton), the Elk, and Richland Creek.
Notice through the week, additional rain events will happen on Wednesday, Friday, and again on Sunday. Thursday’s 30% rain chance is just for a couple of fleeting isolated showers. While Wednesday’s and Friday’s systems don’t look overly impressive, they’ll need to be monitored in case they transform into more substantial rain producers in time.
The other big weather story this week is the wacky temperatures we expect.
Outdoors now (as of 8am), temperatures are in the 20s and 30s.
It feels considerably colder though thanks to a gusty northeasterly wind — as cold as the teens in spots!
This afternoon, even as some sunshine returns highs will only be in the 40s.
Notice the nice warm-up already by tomorrow under a partly sunny sky. On Wednesday, count on highs in the low 60s with rain. On Thursday, temperatures will near record highs, peaking in the low 70s. Then, Friday, as another cold front and rain system move through, temperatures will fall from an early high in the 50s back into the lower 40s by day’s end.
Join Melanie Layden on News4 at Noon today. She’ll have the latest on the flooding ongoing in the Mid State and will let you know when sunshine will develop in those spots still stuck in clouds.