The summertime pattern our weather’s being influenced by will be stuck for a while. That means more heat, more humidity, and more spotty showers and thunderstorms each afternoon and evening.
It’s already very warm outdoors as of 8am!
This afternoon, highs will be in the low 90s in general. It’ll be cooler over eastern Middle Tennessee where afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be more concentrated.
The heat index this afternoon will peak around 100 around Nashville.
Since the hottest weather today will be over West Tennessee and southwest Kentucky, a Heat Advisory has been issued there, in effect until 8pm.
FUTURECAST shows how rain and storms will unfold.
If you want to catch an early Independence Day celebration, Lancaster Tennessee (Smith County) will hold it’s 4th of July parade tonight at 6pm. There will be live music, food, and vendors on hand, too. Fireworks will cap off the celebration at 9pm. If you’re going, know there could be a shower or storm early on. However, the fireworks should be rain-free.
The rain we have today will be concentrated over our eastern communities because a little pocket of energy will drift westward into that area, from the Carolinas. As that weather system continues to push westward tomorrow, showers and storms will have an equal chance of developing in all areas of the Mid State. By Tuesday, that same bundle of energy will be positioned near the Mississippi River, so the best rain chance then will be along and west of I-65.
FUTURECAST tonight and tomorrow shows how the weather will become tranquil tonight before storms redevelop on Monday.
Watch News4 Today, airing until 9am. I’ll show you what’s in store for the 4th of July (Wednesday). We’ll talk about even higher rain chances in your forecast too.