May 18: Warm, Humid & a Little Wet

Again today showers and thunderstorms have been scattered across the area. That kept temperatures in check.  The high Nashville reached 84°, that is still above the average high for this time of year. The warm 80s are not going anywhere.  Temperatures will stay quite warm into next week and the humidity will remain high too.

Some of these storms have been kicking up their heels tonight. There was a Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued earlier for a cell east of Smithville. And another warning was issued for a storm moving through Portland. (at publishing time)

Earlier Danny Brookes captured this cool drone photo from Columbia.

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And check out this lightning strike at Rose Park, taken by Danny H. A baseball game there was cancelled in time.

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Scattered thunderstorms tonight will diminish as the evening goes on. 
Saturday’s weather looks drier for the most part but still a bit on the cloudy side. A little more sunshine will help us get to near 90°. Spotty showers are likely especially east of I-24 in the afternoon.  Here is the latest Futurecast timing.


A few more showers and thunderstorms build in by Sunday afternoon but not all areas will see rain. Highs continue to run warm back into the upper 80’s.

Best advice is to go ahead with your outdoor plans, but be prepared if a shower or thunderstorm parks it over your area for a brief period of time.

Similar summery weather’s in store for Monday through Thursday of next week with a chance of rain and thundershowers most days.

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I’ll have an update on News4 at 10pm.

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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