Current Official Hourly Observation (taken at :53 on the hour)
Current Radar Loop
Temps Next 24 Hours (auto-updating)
Tonight – Mostly Cloudy
We were supposed to hit 52 today. We. Were. Not. Even. Close.
We made it to . . . 41.
Here’s why: A temperature inversion — a cooler layer of air underneath a warmer layer of air — trapped fog and clouds this morning. Cool air does not rise, especially not through a warmer layer on top. The fog and clouds prevented sunlight, which kept temps way down.
Visible Satellite image from 1:45 this afternoon:
We don’t think that clearing line will reach Nashville before the sun sets. Without the sunlight, we didn’t make it to our high temp, and we’ll have another chilly evening.
Thursday – Mostly Cloudy – Morning Low 30 / Afternoon High 50
We think the inversion will resolve itself and we’ll see some warmer temps. We will make another run at 50. There’s a small chance of light rain clipping us from the south, but that’s unlikely.
Friday – Mostly Sunny – Morning Low 31 / Afternoon High 60
Official Extended NWS Forecast:
This makes me feel better:
The Climate Prediction Center still expects below average temps for next week (March 11-15) …
… and, generally, things will be dry. Precip chances are below average (March 11-15):
If you look even further forward (March 13-19), you’ll see even more cooler temps …
… with below-average rainfall (March 13-19):
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