Unfortunately, scattered showers are still in the forecast for today.
Here’s the HRRR model:
The NAM3 model keeps us a little drier.
Hope for the NAM3, but prepare for the HRRR today just in case more scattered showers find us.
Probably not enough rain to ruin any outside plans. And maybe no more rain at all.
Here’s a snippet from NWS-Nashville’s morning discussion explaining why the showers will be scattered:
“While deep layer drying occurs behind this trough, low level moisture will remain high into this evening with drier air helping to increase instability, showers and storms will remain at least iso/sct [isolated/scattered] through the afternoon and well into tonight…”
Temperatures will reach a high of 89°.
Dewpoint temperatures will reach the mid-70s. This is very humid, even for Middle Tennessee. Take extra precautions and wear some extra deodorant and hairspray if need be.
EDITOR’S NOTE. Be mindful. Don’t leave your kids, pets, anyone in a car. Lock your car if you have small kids so they don’t wander into one, unable to get out:
2 kids died in hot cars in Tennessee THIS YEAR, one in Morristown, the latest in Smyrna. https://t.co/eb7Jg5PxFU Never leave kids, pets, really anyone in a hot car. Those with little kids lock your parked cars. Make it a habit to look before you lock.
— NashSevereWx (@NashSevereWx) July 17, 2019
End of the Week
Rain clears Thursday and Friday.
With temperatures back in the 90s and dewpoints lingering in the mid-70s, we can see heat index values as high as 100°, if not higher.
Disclaimer: a pop-up afternoon or early evening shower or two may find you because it is summertime.
Stay hydrated, find shade, and take breaks if outside.
Weekend Rain Chances
Rain chances are on the lower end right now, but we could see some scattered showers and storms this weekend.
Monday, a cold front looks to sweep the area, bringing higher rain/storm chances. This will bring some heat relief, but more on that as we get closer to next week.
Humidity will still be oppressive as dewpoint temps stay in the lower to mid-70s. Sadly, they don’t want to let up just yet.
Enjoy the break in weather at the end of the week, and keep checking back for updates!