It was a record setting day in Middle Tennessee. Nashville tied the record for the most snow on this date with a “trace”. It was also the coldest April 16, with a high of 44°. The old records were from 1905 when it was 46°. It was also a record setting day in Crossville with a high of 35°, that smashed the old record of 45 from 1956.
It was also a record setting day in Nashville 20 years ago. Nashville is hit by 3 tornadoes, including an F3, which strikes downtown for the first time in more than 65 years.
A total of 10 tornadoes were confirmed across Middle Tennessee. There were 4 fatalities across the mid state, with 105 injuries. One of those deaths was at Centennial Park, when a tree fell on a man. Baseball-size hail was reported northwest of Ashland City in Cheatham County, damaging 35 to 50 homes. This is the 10th largest tornado outbreak in mid state history. But the one tidbit of information that you usually don’t hear much about on that date was Lawrence County experienced the first F5 tornado in Tennessee’s history on this date just before the tornadoes struck Nashville.
That was quite a contrast from today’s winter weather. After this cold day there is a Freeze Warning for much of Middle Tennessee 12mid-8am from the Tennessee River to the east. A Frost Advisory for West Tennessee in the blue.
The sky will slowly clear for this evening and overnight. It will be cold for anyone headed downtown for the Predator Watch Parties. I think I would pay the extra to watch inside. So ironic, it’s been in the 70s today in Denver where the game is being played.
By morning the temperatures will drop to the mid 30s in Nashville and colder in the outlying areas.
Big warm into the afternoon on Tuesday, high near 70° with lots of sunshine. Windy and warm on Wednesday with a slight chance of a shower as the next front moves through. Thursday and Friday will be dry but cooler with mornings in the 40s and afternoons in the 60s.
I’ll have an update on News 4 tonight at 10pm.