Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight, Weekend Brings More Rain

Update: The peak of the Perseid meteor shower is late tonight into early Friday morning. Short term models are indicating any afternoon cloud cover should clear out enough to see some of tonight’s show. Stay tuned to @NashSevereWx on Twitter for further updates.

Tonight: Showers Deteriorate, Skies Clearing In Favor of Perseid Meteor Shower

We expect any precipitation to quickly diminish around or after 8pm, leaving outdoor evening plans in relatively good shape. It will still be muggy and warm with temperatures falling slowly through the mid 80s.

Here’s a look at satellite from this morning through the afternoon:

We are slowly clearing out a lot of our cloud cover, which is great news for tonight. Don’t forget to watch those meteors…send your pictures in to us @NashSevereWx and make a wish!

Friday: HOT Again, Isolated Storms, Not Many See Rain – High 92°

Friday is much like today, only with an even lesser chance of rain. A surge of Gulf moisture will slide west of us keeping the greatest rain chances near the Mississippi River. However, with high dew points and ample heat, we can’t rule out a spot storm in the afternoon here.

Extended Outlook:

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Expect rain chances to go up this weekend, associated with a cold front that will stall out over southern KY and northern TN. Showers and storms will be possible for as far as the eye can see, until *maybe* next weekend…when exclusively dry weather *could* return to the area.

Allergy Forecast

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Current Radar

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