Summer-like weather to start off the week. Today in Nashville the high reached 92°, that ties the record set way back in 1881. Very hot and humid through tomorrow with near record high temperatures again.
Tomorrow’s record high is 91° and the forecasted high is 92. Different than today, there will just be a few spotty showers and thunderstorms that form, mainly east and southeast of Nashville. Here is the latest Futurecast timing for the rain.
Then, Wednesday through the weekend scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop each day. The best rain chance each of those days will be from 1pm until 7pm. The good news, no severe storms are expected.
Storms will decrease in coverage on Sunday.
A little heat relief is expected with this increase in clouds and rain for the middle of this week through the weekend, highs then will generally be in the middle 80s. This is still above the average high for this time of year which is 78°.
With all the hot air here at the beginning of the planting season, it’s timely to point out that a trend toward unusually hot days can have many impacts. Check out this one, you may not have thought about…Hummingbirds can be at risk. Hummingbirds are important pollinators of flowers and other plants. The heat affects their flying, eating, resting, reproducing and migration.
Pollinators are important not just for flowers, but for agriculture in general. Just food for thought.
I’ll have an update on News4 at 10pm.