This weekend will be unsettled and cooler than average — very different from most of the weekends thus far this summer.
Outdoors as of 7am, temperatures were lowest where rain and severe storms visited last night (communities east of I-65). West of I-65 it was generally very warm and very humid!
Real Time Red Radar showed just spotty showers east of Nashville and down along the TN/AL line.
Look at all the “H”s and “W”s indicating hail reports and wind damage reports respectively from last night.
Golfball size hail was very common where you see the “H”s. Softball size hail was reported in Tompkinsville, KY!
Rainfall totals were phenomenal over eastern Middle Tennessee from last night’s storms.
For those curious why very little happened along and west of I-65 for storms, the reason is that there was a “cap” or “lid” on the atmosphere that never broke down completely. That cap prevented storms from forming over west Tennessee and western Middle Tennessee (where the cap strength was greatest).
Through today, isolated showers and thundershowers will develop, with the best chance being east of I-24. Take a look at FUTURECAST for today and tonight. Notice how any showers/storms that form will dissipate quickly this once the sun goes down.
High temperatures today will be in the mid-upper 80s for most of us today.
Tomorrow, high temperatures will be notably lower, as more clouds and rain showers are expected.
Here’s how tomorrow will unfold in terms of the rain development.
Looking down the road, we’ll keep a decent chance for showers and storms through Monday. That chance will diminish some Tuesday through Thursday, before increasing again late Friday into next weekend.
Watch News4 at 5pm this afternoon. Melanie Layden will break down the forecast for the next week even further.