Showers Later Today, Fall Tomorrow!

Current Radar

There are a few high and mid level clouds present in our area this morning with showers west of us. Dew points will stay in the low 60s today with a high temperature reaching 83° this afternoon. We are tracking our next rain maker that will ramp up showers this afternoon and evening. (Make sure you follow us on Twitter @NashSevereWx)


A cold front is on the way. It will set off a line of showers with thunderstorms later this afternoon and tonight.

An upper level trough will continue to dig south today while a shortwave swings through closer to the surface. Cloud cover will begin to increase after lunchtime as the front approaches. A complex of showers will build and move through after 3:00 PM. Here is what the NAM model has for late afternoon:


The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe weather (winds) east of us.We expect mainly rumbles of thunder and heavy rainfall in some neighborhoods, lighter rainfall amounts elsewhere.

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The front will move through early Saturday morning. When waking up on Saturday – the dew point will be in the upper 50s = end of the humidity! Check out the contrast in dew points along the cold front.

The first image is the NAM model and the second image is the GFS model at 7:00 AM:

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That’s a much drier airmass.

The high Saturday will be 72°. Clouds will begin to clear out in the afternoon by 2:30 PM for the Vandy vs Georgia kickoff. There remains a small chance of “wrap around” showers from the north, but we think those should remain mostly east of us.

Game time temperature: 71° Dew point: 53° 

Winds out of the north will be a bit breezy after lunchtime. The northerly winds will be bringing in cooler, drier air throughout the day. After the game – temperatures will decrease and the low will be 51°. You may need a jacket by the evening. Dew points will continue to decrease as well. They will be in the upper 40s just before midnight.



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