Rain Diminishing as Heat Ramps Upward

The rain chance the next several days will be typical for this time of year.  Meanwhile, after a couple days in the 80s, temperatures in the 90s are about to return.

Outdoors as of 4:30pm, there are just a few showers, mainly south and east of Nashville.


Temperatures were a smidge below average — in the 80s.

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Humidity was typical, with dew points in the 60s.

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Tonight, spotty showers will fizzle quickly once the sun sets.  By morning, a few spots of fog will be possible, but it’ll be dry.

The weather pattern right now shows the system that has affected us over the last couple of days is finally pushing eastward into East Tennessee.  As that continues to happen over the next few days, a set up will develop that just supports isolated pop-up showers and thunderstorms each afternoon and early evening.  Meanwhile, with less rain and cloud cover, we’ll have more heat.


FUTURECAST shows the break down of tomorrow.

Temperatures tomorrow will begin in the 60s and end in the 80s.

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Join Lisa Spencer this evening on News4, beginning at 5pm.  She’ll give you an updated look at the rain ongoing in our area.  She’ll also share her latest thoughts on this coming weekend.


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2 Responses to Rain Diminishing as Heat Ramps Upward

  1. Fred says:

    July 2018 in words & numbers.
    The month just completed wasn’t of the run-of-the-mill variety (to be expected in our city, really), so here goes. It was yet another hot month, averaging 81.7, 2.3 degrees above the average. The first twenty days were hotter still, in fact tying for the 9th-hottest on record. The current decade has just set the record for the highest accumulated total of hot Julys (exceeding the 80-degree average), and that is with one more year to go.

    Julys breakdown for the 2010s
    2010 – 82.4
    2011 – 82.9
    2012 – 83.5 (2nd hottest ever)
    2015 – 80.8
    2016 – 82.5
    2017 – 81.4
    2018 – 81.7

    2013 – 77.8
    2014 – 76.8

    Normal – 79.4
    Incidentally, the last normal July in Nashville was in 2008 (79.5).
    Rainfall amounted to 2.13 inches, well below the norm of 3.64. This may not sound like a big deal, but consider this fact. The last extremely dry July in Nashville was back in 1986 (0.77″, 3rd-driest). Here’s a list of the driest Julys since then

    1. 2007 – 1.47
    2. 1995 – 1.95
    3. 2018 – 2.13
    4. 2000 – 2.25
    5. 2014 – 2.38
    6. 2005 – 2.39
    7. 1987 – 2.56

    There have been 25 Julys with the total under 2″ (precipitation records go back to 1871) but these have become quite scarce over the last 32 years and counting. Much more impressive piece of stat was that only 0.02″ had fallen over the second half (17th thru 31st), the least ever for that span. Deficient rainfall over the last three months, coinciding with the record heat (May-July 2018 averaged 78.9, hotter than an average August) and plenty of sunshine have done quite a number on the vegetation, small wonder that while the calendar says August 1, lots of dry and fallen leaves make it look more like late September.

  2. Fred says:

    Correction is in order. May-July averaged 79, tying 1952 for the all-time record. The major difference between the two seasons was in the average deviation of temperatures. 2018 showed the least deviation on record, just 4.3 degrees, which is really amazing to think that such prolonged heat was maintained with little variation over the three months, while in 1952 it was 9, due to the scorching temps for most of June and July, with 17 triple-digit readings between the two. Both are remarkable events, for sure.

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