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MM’s Monday Weather Forecast for January 31

The Calm Before the Rainstorm

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Monday: Partly to mostly sunny & warmer.

Tuesday: Clouds increase. Breezy.

Wednesday – Thursday: Rain likely. Some of the rainfall could be heavy.

Friday: Mostly cloudy and colder. I may introduce light snow for Friday morning in future forecasts. Stay tuned.

Saturday: Mostly sunny.


MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

Rain, heavy at times, will overspread the plateau Wednesday though Thursday. There are indications that 2-4 inches of rain may fall. As you can see on the forecast map below, the heaviest of the rain may stay just off to our west. Still, we need to be mindful that this system has the potential to produce lots of rainfall for our area, too, though the threat for widespread flooding looks low.

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MM’s Winter Wx Concerns  

Some guidance is suggesting that there could be some light snow and sleet on the backside of all the rain Thursday night and early Friday morning. Details are very unclear but precip amounts with that continue to look light. Still, stay tune and keep in mind that travel Thursday night and Friday morning may be affected by some light wintry precip. I’ll keep you posted.

On This Day in Wx History

1951- Five inches of snow and ice fall, much of it during the evening, producing a water equivalent of 3.83″. This is the greatest one-day precipitation event for January in Nashville’s history.

Almanac for Yesterday

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Drought Data 

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