More Rain & Thunderstorms

Cloud cover is keeping temps from rising into the 90°s. Today’s high is 87°.

Current Official Hourly Observation (taken at :53 on the hour)

Rain and thunderstorms are expected to arrive this afternoon from West Tennessee, but it appears they are diving to the south of us.

Current Radar Loop

NWS: “We could see some strong storms with heavy downpours. . . . A few Significant Weather Advisories may be needed, and perhaps a couple of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.”

Justin Bruce once tweeted that a Significant Weather Advisory is like a “junior severe thunderstorm warning.” Great description, full credit to him. I like to illustrate it like this:

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For a thunderstorm to be classified “severe,” it needs to have 58+ mph winds and/or hail 1″ (the size of a quarter). Significiant Weather Advisories are issued for storms that don’t quite meet either requirement. Lightning is not part of the criteria for either.

Rain and storms should continue off and on this afternoon and tonight.

More off and on rain is expeceted Saturday, but not quite as much as we’ll see this afternoon and tonight. It’ll be 88° and humid, but we think rain chances will be on the decline if you’re getting married at 5:30 PM, or going to the Titans game. Just under 0.20″ is expected to fall after 7 AM Saturday.

Rain chances will linger into Sunday. I’m optimistic the bike ride Sunday night will be rain-free, as it appears rain chances will be on the overall decline. Unfortunately, we can’t rule out a shower or storm.

Please enjoy this gif. That was clever. But pretty cruel:

The classic August rainy/wet/stormy/uncertain pattern is expected to continue through Tuesday.

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This website supplements @NashSevereWx on Twitter. No warnings are ever posted here.