There is a chance of severe thunderstorms this weekend, with the main threats being damaging winds and hail. Today appears to be the best day to make plans for this weekend because, while there is still a chance of showers and storms, the chance is much lower than it will be for the remainder of the weekend. Temperatures will remain stable over the weekend, but temperatures will begin to rise next week, with highs in the lower 90s expected. Rain chances will continue next week, but they are much lower than they were this weekend.
Today began reasonably well, with dry conditions and partly cloudy skies. There is a chance of scattered showers and storms for the rest of the day. Showers and thunderstorms appear to be more likely in Middle Tennessee than in Northern Alabama; however, rain and storms are also expected in Northern Alabama. Apart from the rain, high temperatures today will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Rain chances remain tonight, with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
In comparison to Friday, there is a greater chance of showers and storms on Saturday. A few of these storms may be severe, as the SPC has assigned the area a level 1 out of 5 risk for severe storms. If you plan to be outside at all on Saturday, try to go earlier because, while there is still a chance of showers and storms, it appears to be much drier than in the afternoon and evening. Showers and storms are expected to continue on Sunday, with temperatures reaching the upper 80s and lower 90s. The risk of severe storms on Sunday appears to be higher than on Saturday, with the SPC issuing a level 2 risk. Showers and storms will continue through Sunday night, with temperatures dropping to the low 70s.
Rain chances will be elevated on Monday but significantly lower than on Sunday as the week progresses. Once again, it appears that Middle Tennessee will receive more rain than Northern Alabama; however, rain is expected across the entire region. Do not forget your umbrella if you plan to be outside on Monday. Temperatures will remain in the upper 80s to lower 90s for highs and the upper 60s to lower 70s for lows, despite the rain. With the exception of a slight chance of pop-up showers on Tuesday, it appears to be mostly dry. The highs will be in the lower 90s, and the overnight lows will be similar to Monday. It appears to be a beautiful day for outdoor activities, so take advantage of the sunshine and go outside.
On Wednesday, the chance of showers and thunderstorms returns. You should definitely bring a rain jacket if you have plans for Wednesday. The high temperature will be in the lower 90s. Temperatures will drop to the upper 60s and lower 70s Wednesday night. Showers and storms are expected to be more common on Thursday, especially in Northern Alabama. Highs will be in the lower 90s, with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Overall, the weekend looks stormy, with a high chance of rain. If you are looking for the best day to make plans for the weekend, today appears to be it. The SPC has issued a severe weather risk for both Saturday and Sunday, with a higher risk on Sunday. Temperatures will remain in the upper 80s and lower 90s throughout the weekend. Showers and storms are expected to continue into next week, with temperatures in the lower 90s. If you are caught in one of these storms, please seek shelter indoors and remain safe.