August 16: Unsettled Pattern

On and off rain and thunderstorms expected through the weekend.  The good news…we will get some needed rain and the good news…it won’t be a wash out this weekend. And for more good news, we will get a break from the excessive heat.  Yesterday the high reached 95°, today most spots will peak in the upper 90s.

Some of the storms this afternoon into the evening could be strong to severe. Middle Tennessee is in a marginal risk area for severe storms. Marginal is a one on the 1 to 5 scale.

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The greatest threat is possible damaging wind of 60 mph or greater.  Some storms could also produce heavy downpours and there is also a lot of lightning likely.

Here is the latest Futurecast timeline on the storms. Keep in mind this is just the depiction from the RPM model, some of the other models are showing more widespread rain coverage. That would not be good for outdoor events tonight like Live on the Green.  Be prepared.

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Again tomorrow more rain and storms are possible.  The storms do have the potential to be severe, so Middle Tennessee is again in a Marginal Risk zone for severe weather.

Scattered showers and storms are likely Saturday and Sunday with highs in the upper 80s. It won’t rain all day each day, more scattered in nature.  Sunday will be the drier of the two days.

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Rain is a good thing. Many areas in Middle Tennessee are very dry.  The Drought Monitor indicates in yellow spots that are “Abnormally Dry.

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Cody Murphy is filling in for me this afternoon and he’ll have an update.

Lisa Spencer

 

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About Lisa Spencer

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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