February 23: Calm Before the Storm

It was a beautiful start to the weekend today with the high in Nashville reaching 82°, just one degree shy of tying the record high of 83 from 1996. There has been very little rain across the mid state today, but a few scattered showers are moving in tonight and more is likely tomorrow. A 4WARN Weather Alert remains in effect through the weekend for the threat of flooding & for the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms Saturday night.

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This evening mostly cloudy and mild with a few showers. Showers and a few thundershowers are likely overnight and tomorrow. Futurecast shows the rain as it starts to return.

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Potentially severe storms will move in tomorrow evening with flooding, damaging wind, and the threat for isolated tornadoes (mainly west of Nashville). These would be quick spin up tornadoes that wouldn’t last very long. This is the timing of the storms.

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Here are the most likely areas to experience severe storms. Areas to the west are in the enhanced risk zone, 3 on a 1-5 scale. The yellow including Nashville is under a slight risk zone, 2 on a 1-5 scale. The green is the lowest threat a 1 on a 1-5 scale.

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The general time frame is 6pm to 11pm. The greatest threat is from damaging wind and of course flooding, areas to the northwest have the greatest potential of flooding.

SEVERE THREAT

After a few morning showers the weather will dry out on Sunday. Monday, some showers are possible early southeast of Nashville. Much of Monday will be very pleasant. Tuesday will be sunny.

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Rain and thunderstorms return Wednesday and Thursday. I’ll have an update on News 4 at 10pm just after the Olympics

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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2 Responses to February 23: Calm Before the Storm

  1. Beautiful dress today…

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