The calm after the storms
Better weather today and tomorrow
More rain returns Thursday
No widespread hazardous weather is expected.
We’ll see much better weather the rest of the day. That better weather will be with us through Wednesday.
Another system arrives Thursday with more showers. That shouldn’t amount to more than one quarter to one half inch.
Then, good weather returns for Friday through the weekend.
Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast
On this day in 2003 the sun came out in Nashville. What’s significant about that? It was the first time in 17 days that they had seen the sunshine, breaking the city’s longest recorded cloudy stretch of days.
The morning focus is, of course, on those who have lost so much. Some will have to heal. Many will have to rebuild. All will have to come to terms with what has been lost and what was spared. Our hearts truly go out to all of them.
At this hour, the death toll stands at nine. Four of those lives were in Putnam County. Many more have been injured.
The damage I’ve seen thus far is EF-2 to EF-3, with pockets of possible EF-4 damage. This is the worst tornado to hit the Nashville area since the downtown tornado of April 16, 1998, both in terms of damage and loss of life in the area.
I looked up the tornado records for Putnam County and saw that they haven’t lost this many people in a tornado since April 3, 1974. Four lives were lost when a powerful F-4 tornado destroyed 50 homes southeast of Cookeville that day.
You all have a great day!