Up On the Housetop, Raindrops Fall
Merry Christmas Eve and an equally happy start to Hanukkah for all who celebrate. We won’t start out dry, unfortunately, as a super-soaking rainmaker is slowly traversing middle Tennessee today.
What to expect
Rain and warmer temperatures. If you’re doing any sort of travel today, keep in mind some showers could be moderate to heavy at times creating ponding on roads. Your wiper blades may need to work harder than normal, too.
As mentioned, rain (heavy at times) will continue through the afternoon and eventually tapers off around dinnertime. A few light sprinkles may hang on through the evening.
We’ve already recorded an inch of water at the airport (Nashville International). An additional half inch or more is possible through the day.
All I Want For Christmas is 70°?
This calls for a poll. Either way, we don’t get much of a choice this go-around. Sunday is expected to be warm as a front lifts overhead and northward. Temps will surge into the 60s and lower 70s in the afternoon:
According to NWS Nashville, our warmest Christmas on record was in 1889 and the high was 73º. Will we break/tie this?
It all truly depends on the resurgence of warm air from the deep south and how much of that makes it further north.
More Showers/Storms Return For the Last Week In 2016
Our best shot at a cool down comes Thursday when a cold front and a few storms are set to push through. We’ll keep an eye on that but until then, have a safe and happy holiday.