Wild Week of Weather Ahead

It’s going to be a wild week for weather!

This morning, it actually feels like winter over northern Middle Tennessee, where it’s raining.  Meanwhile, down in Fayetteville it’s beautiful outdoors!  Here’s a look at temperatures as of 10am…

DMA Temps

4WARN Live Doppler Radar shows showers in a thin band over northern Middle Tennessee.  They’re all sliding eastward.

VIDEO RADAR

It’s cloudy across most of the Mid State.  The exception is the southeastern tier, where some sunshine is peeking through.

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This afternoon, showers will end gradually for our northern communities.  Holes in the clouds will continue to expand from the southeast, pushing northwestward.  Highs late this afternoon will look like this with a few peeks of sunshine.

iCAST TodaysHighs

Tonight, temperatures will hold steady, in the upper 50s.  Then, tomorrow, clouds will scatter out as a strong southwest wind gets established.  The wind will gust higher than 30 mph.  Sunshine and the southerly wind will boost temperatures well up into the 70s.

iCAST TomorrowsHighs

Then, tomorrow evening a sharp cold front will move through triggering strong-severe thunderstorms.  The best chance for any severe weather will be in the orange shaded area.  The lowest chance will be in the green — Cumberland Plateau.

SEVERERisk_DMAOnly

Damaging wind gusts are the primary concern tomorrow evening.  The threat window is 6pm – midnight.  However, 6pm – 9pm is when most severe storms in our area will occur.  Once storms push beyond Nashville, they’ll weaken as the atmosphere cools.

SEVERE THREAT

Look at the maps below for the timing of storms where you are.

 

Once this storm system exits, cooler weather will build in on Wednesday.  We’ll have a freezing start Thursday morning.  On Friday, a few showers will be possible.  Saturday however will give us the best chance for rain beyond tomorrow night.

7 Day AM

Join us later today on News4 at Noon.  I’ll have had a look at new data that has come in and will update you on all of the above.

DT

 

 

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