Cold weekend before a brief warm-up

Good morning!! Hope everyone is staying warm as we wake up to temps in the teens and low 20s all across the midstate.  As if those temps aren’t bad enough…. the wind chill is making us feel even worse! As of 7:00 AM, it feels like 12° in Nashville. Brrr!!


Just a reminder that snow flurries could be possible late morning into late afternoon– mainly for folks along the southern KY/TN border and in the Cumberland Plateau.  We’ll eventually get to the low 40s in Nashville. Our southwestern counties will see mid-40s for highs… but out northeastern counties will only see upper 30s for highs today.  It will be very windy– with some wind gusts up to 25 MPH.

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This bitterly cold stretch will last throughout the weekend.  Even though our highs will be in the low to mid 40s, it will feel like freezing or below all weekend long.  Overnight lows will be dangerously cold in the low 20s and teens in some spots. We’ll see a brief “warm up” on Monday– with a forecasted high of 55°!!– before our next cold front moves in on Tuesday, dropping temperatures back into the low 40s.



We’ll deal with the 40s throughout most of the week…. but we will be back to a more seasonable trend, with highs in the mid to upper 50s by next weekend!  Something to look forward to…  🙂

Happy Saturday!

-Meteorologist Melanie Layden

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December 8: Chilly Weekend!

The winter pattern continues over the weekend with chilling temperatures. Today definitely felt like a winter day with a high of only 35° in Nashville. Tonight the low drops to the mid 20s for most areas.


Tomorrow, snow flurries are possible along southern Kentucky border and the Cumberland Plateau. Little to no accumulation is expected at this time. The most likely time for the snow is in the afternoon. Here’s the latest Futurescast.

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Highs will run in the lower 40s through Sunday and lows will be in the low to mid 20s.

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Monday we get a brief break as sunshine returns, along with a south wind, that will warm us to the mid 50s.

A fast moving clipper brings another cold blast next Tuesday. Again the Cumberland Plateau will see a chance of flurries, the rest of the mid state will see an increase and clouds and we all feel the cold air return.


Do remember these 3 P’s for winter weather. Protect people, check on your elderly neighbors and friends to make sure their heat is working.  Also know that shelters are open for those in need of a warm place to stay.  Protect pets, it’s too cold for pets to stay out all night, make sure they have a warm dry place to shelter. Protect pipes, burst pipes is not fun so cover exposed pipes and leave cabinet doors open.

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Enjoy your weekend!  I’ll have a weather update on News 4 at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

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Snow in the south… but not for us!

If you flipped on the morning news today, chances are you heard news anchor going crazy over “snow in the south.”  Overnight, winter weather advisories were issued all across the deep south from Texas to Georgia… and the snow is still coming down in some spots.  BUT WAIT– Don’t go rush to the grocery store for bread and milk…. we aren’t going to see any snow from that system here in the midstate.  A few of our southeastern counties COULD see a snow flurry or two today… but it’s highly unlikely.

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But tomorrow morning…. that’s a different story, at least for southern Kentucky and the Cumberland Plateau. A light dusting could spread across those areas… but it won’t be enough to actually stick to the ground… and certainly won’t do any damage to traffic.

You can expect to see some light flurries in southern Kentucky (Hopkinsville, Franklin, Bowling Green) by around noon… and then it stretches into the Plateau region of Tennessee (Livingston, Cookeville, Crossville) by late afternoon, around 3 P.M.

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Saturday will also bring in some breezy conditions– SW winds 10-15 MPH, but some wind gusts reaching up to 20 MPH.  Highs will be in mid-40s.  On Sunday, you can expect lots of sunshine but highs only in the low 40s.


Have a great weekend!

-Meteorologist Melanie Layden


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December 7: Cold Air Stays

Arctic air has settled in! Today in Nashville the high was recorded before noon at 46°. The Mid State is in for an unseasonably cool stretch ahead. If plans take you out this evening, you’ll need to dress in layers. Temperatures drop to below freezing before midnight tonight with overnight lows in the low to mid 20s.


Friday looks similar to today, just a more sunshine. It will even be a little colder than today.

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An approaching system will bring increasing cloud cover Friday overnight with a few light snow flurries possible on Saturday morning. Little to no accumulation is expected at this time. It looks like the track of low will stay to far south to create snow here.


Highs will run in the lower 40s through Sunday and lows will be in the low to mid 20s. We are could be so cold Sunday morning that our low could be lower than Anchorage, Alaska.


Monday back to sunshine and mid 50s, that is slightly above average.


Another clipper system moves in Tuesday for a chance of a winter mix. But that is several days away, you’ll want to keep checking back for updates. Join me tonight for the latest on News 4 after the game.

Lisa Spencer

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Arctic Air Settles In

Off to a peaceful and lovely start to our day.


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Northerly winds will keep temperatures on a cooler note, only touching the lower 40s for a daytime high…about ten degrees below average for early December. WSMV_DAYTEMPS_SkylineBkgrnd

Tomorrow looks to be similar to today, just a bit more sunshine. Notice the snow flurry icon I have for Saturday morning. I’ll have an update on how I think things pan out with our snow potential this weekend at noon today.WSMV 7 Day AM2

Have a wonderful day!

-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren

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Time to Bundle Up

Clouds are already starting to break up across the Mid State paving way for a beautiful day ahead.


If you’re just heading out the door (9:15 am), temperatures are in the low to upper 30s. You’ll need a few extra layers!

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Expect a mix of sun and clouds with noticeably cooler temperatures in the mid 40s to lower 50s.DT 4 RPM 12KM Temperature2

The tail end moisture of a cold front that brought widespread rain yesterday is sitting on top of our state. That’s the reason for the clouds this morning. Notice the drier air just north and west — that’s headed our way breaking up the clouds as the day progresses. DD SATRAD3D Zooms

A clipper system will dip south, bringing our next precipitation chance late on Friday into early on Saturday. With the cooler air in place, the few showers we do see will be in the form of light snow. Since the ground is so warm, I expect it to melt very quickly. We’re talking a dusting for most of us, particularly noticeable on rooftops of vehicles and homes. Areas east could get up to 0.5″-1.0″ when all is said and done.WSMV 7 Day AM2

I’ll have an update on when the showers clear the area this weekend coming up at noon today. Hope you join me.

-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren

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December 5: Brrr…Cold Air Has Arrived

The blast of cold air has arrived. The Nashville high temperature today was recorded at 3:30AM this morning at 64°.  Temperatures have continued to drop since then. Mainly cloudy but dry conditions tonight with decreasing clouds overnight. This will allow temperatures to drop to sub-freezing early Wednesday morning.


Expect a mix of clouds and sun Wednesday with highs near 50 degrees.

Two more Alberta Clippers will make a run at the mid state this week. This will bring a reinforcing shot of cold air on Thursday, the high will only reach the upper 40s.

By the way, an Alberta Clipper is a fact moving system that originates in Alberta, Canada.  It usually brings arctic air and some winter precipitation.


The next clipper comes late Friday night and Saturday with some snow . A dusting will be possible on grassy surfaces and around 1″ on the Cumberland Plateau. The roads should be warm enough that we don’t have any big travel problems.

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It is still several days out, so I’ll keep you updated on the progress of this system and changes expected as the front gets closer.


Join me for the my latest forecast on News 4 at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer


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