It was plenty warm in Nashville last week. temperatures soared into the low 90s in Nashville as the weekend commenced last week. there was a threat of some pop up showers and storms as is often the case south of the Ohio River this time of year, but Music City dodged the drops. The dry forecast meant Forecast.io was able to slip in front and win the forecast. Actuals: Friday – High 91, Low 67 Saturday, High 92, Low 72
The Music City is our stop for this forecast. I think it’s an unfair sobriquet, frankly, because while Nashville is the home of Country Music, Memphis, just down the road, has a lot of jazz and blues history, as well as Graceland and Elvis. Gosh darn it, Tennessee should just be the Music State.
At 853AM, CT, Nashville was reporting a temperature of 80 degrees, even at this early hour. A remnant vorticity maximum was bringing thunderstorms to western Tennessee, though more broadly, the Tennessee Valley was under a broad ridge of high pressure. After the vort max subsides, It will be warm high pressure taking hold in central Tennessee. Generally speaking, this usually means isolated showers and storms in the summertime, and that will be no different tomorrow and especially Saturday. It will be more active to the north, synoptically, but scattered afternoon showers and storms are more likely than not throughout the southeast. Tomorrow – Stuffy, with a chance of afternoon showers and storms, High 88, low 70 Saturday – A little clearer, but still a threat for afternoon thunder, High 90, Low 71
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 92, Low 69 Saturday – Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 94, Low 71
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, a thunderstorm High 91, Low 69 Saturday – Partly sunny, warm; a shower or thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon High 92, low 70
NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny High 92, Low 69 Saturday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 92, low 70
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, High 89, Low 70 Saturday – Partly cloudy, a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms High 90, Low 70
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with isolated storms, High 92, Low 69 Saturday – Partly cloudy, a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, High 92, Low 70
FIO: Tomorrow – Rain tomorrow evening. High 91, Low 70 Saturday – Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 92, low 72
Here are the scattered storms over western Tennessee. Expect a lot less organization as the weekend rolls around.