Today 7/3 – Mostly Cloudy; Scat’d Showers & Storms – High 80 / Tonight – Mostly Cloudy; Scat’d Showers & Storms – Low 67
Good Morning and TGIF! We’ve been stuck in a soggy forecast for a while with hit-and-miss showers/storms, and it doesn’t look to change much for the Holiday weekend. We may catch a break on Saturday, just in time for all the cookouts and outdoor events – but we’ll talk a bit about that more in a second.
A lingering low pressure system is going to result in scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day today and into tonight. If you do get out, don't forget your umbrella, rain boots, rain coat, row boat...you get the picture.
Yesterday, a number of locations received ~1-2 inches of rain (Kentucky Mesonet) and new rain totals today are estimated to be around half an inch. Locations impacted by storms could see more. We’ll still be hovering around 80 degrees for the high temperature, so it will feel comfortable despite the rain.
Saturday 7/4 – Partly Cloudy; Chance of Afternoon Scat’d Showers & Storms – High 82 / Saturday Night – Partly Cloudy; Chance of Scat’d Showers – Low 68
I know you all are wondering – is it going to rain on Saturday? Current models suggest slight rain chances in the afternoon hours as another low pressure system moves across Tennessee. We could see a little rain along the edge of the system throughout the evening. The majority of the day looks to be pretty great, though, with high temperatures in the low 80s and maybe a little sun peeking through.
Simulated radar for Saturday night shows some light showers south of the area. As hi-resolution model data becomes available for Saturday, we'll have a better idea of the amount and timing of any potential rain showers. Hopefully your fireworks won’t be rained out!
Sunday 7/5 – Partly Sunny; Isol’d Afternoon Storms – High 84 / Sunday Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 70
Sunday should be relatively calm with partly sunny skies and a chance for the typical pop-up thunderstorms in the afternoon hours. High temperatures will remain below average on Sunday but will be on the rise Monday and Tuesday. It looks to be a great finish to a three day weekend!
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