An occasionally wet weekend’s on the way. Sometimes it’ll be raining and in some places. Does that help? No? Of course it doesn’t, so we need to take a closer look.
As of early Friday afternoon, outside of a sprinkle or two on the Cumberland Plateau, it’s dry across all of Middle Tennessee.
Notice to the north though there’s a band of rain over Missouri, expanding as it moves southeastward.
That rain will push into our area late this afternoon, bringing the best rain chance and most significant showers to southern Kentucky and northeastern Middle Tennessee. Overnight, that general area is where it’ll be rainy. Nashville will be on the edge, with a few passing showers. Southwest portions of the Mid State will be mostly dry tonight.
Tomorrow, additional showers will move through from time to time, again with the main focus over our northeastern communities. If there’s any area that looks like it’ll have a washout on Saturday it would be south central Kentucky and the upper plateau.
Down toward the TN/AL/MS line, we shouldn’t have much (if any) rain during the day tomorrow. There, it’ll actually be a rather nice day. Notice there probably will be a band of heavy downpours with thunderstorms sliding over eastern Middle Tennessee during the day tomorrow. Brief gusty wind will be possible with this.
Tomorrow night, a cold front will pass through with additional showers, mainly light. In contrast to the rain before that point, this next batch of showers will likely impact (at least for a few minutes) all of us.
Drier conditions will develop for Sunday in the wake of that rain, as cooler air filters in. While Saturday’s highs will be in the 60s, many areas won’t get out of the 50s on Sunday.
Be sure to watch Lisa Spencer today on News 4 at 4pm. She’ll talk about the following two rain systems that’ll arrive next week, one of which will bring widespread heavy rain, thunderstorms, and possibly even a severe weather threat for parts of Middle Tennessee.