Folks way out west are enjoying the sunshine that we will see tomorrow, so just be patient. As for today, cool rain showers will continue throughout the day. I expect about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rain across the plateau from this, so flooding should not be an issue. The clouds and showers will hold our temps down. Tomorrow, the sun comes out and we will warm into the mid 50s. That’ll be nice! Then, our next rain maker moves in for Monday. Every day next week will hold a chance of rain, with the heaviest downpours coming Wednesday (as it looks right now). The most significant flooding issues look to be across West Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio for next week. That’s hitting pretty close, so I’ll keep an eye on that. Even though we don’t expect the flooding that those folks will get, we can certainly look for heavy rains next week with localized flooding issues possible.
With next week’s rains also comes warm temps. Some folks across Tennessee could see their first 80-degree reading on Tuesday. The end of next week looks a bit cooler, with highs in the 50s and 60s, but that’s still above normal.
As for records, on this day in 1936 the state of Tennessee was in the grips of an extreme arctic blast. By tomorrow morning, Nashville would be at -1 and that would be the latest sub-zero temperature reading ever recorded in the city. It’s kinda funny looking at records. Yesterday was the anniversary of tornadoes and today is the anniversary of the latest sub-zero temps. You can tell we’re getting into season-changing times!
You all have a great day and stay warm and dry!