Rain, Heavy At Times, Moving East
Regarding heavier rain/flooding potential…
NWS Nashville thinks areas that are low-lying or have poor drainage issues will be most at risk for water accumulation:
A FEW PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ARE POSSIBLE TODAY AND TONIGHT. 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE COMMON ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE...WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. SOME STREET FLOODING MAY OCCUR ALONG WITH LOCALIZED FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS.
Rainfall Amounts: 1-2″, locally higher amounts
About 1.5" of rain expected today thru 6 AM Friday. pic.twitter.com/mT6GkBlbt4
— NashSevereWx (@NashSevereWx) January 19, 2017
Keep this in mind when you’re traveling the roadways later today. Hydroplaning is real, so take time getting to your destination safely. And remember…
Patchy Morning Fog Possible, Unsettled Weekend
Update: Friday will start out with the potential for patchy fog. If you’re headed to work or school and encounter these conditions, drive cautiously and with low beam headlights on! It will be a dry day with most rain confined to the Gulf Coast states.
Saturday and Sunday are a different story…
Showers and a few storms are likely Saturday PM through the day on Sunday. Severe weather isn’t currently forecast, but there is still a good deal of uncertainty with the track of this system. We’ll keep our ears peeled and let you know if this thought process changes.
Latest GFS Model Run Through Early Next Week
An additional 1-1.5″ of rain is possible through Monday morning, so any rain repellent clothing will be helpful when out and about.
Calmer, Warm Start to the Week, Then Some Rain and Cooler
Update: Monday will be about 10° cooler than Sunday, but still mild for January. Above average temperatures are set to continue into the beginning of the week with a somewhat drier pattern.
Wednesday will bring our next chance of rain with the approach of a cold front. However, this front will have little moisture to work with, so only a slight chance for showers is forecasted. By Thursday-Friday, much colder air will work in…finally taking us below 32º again.
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