Every day this weekend has the potential for showers and storms, with Saturday having the greatest likelihood. As of right now, Sunday seems to be the best day to make plans for this weekend because, aside from a slight chance for isolated showers and storms, it looks mostly dry. Showers and storms are still a possibility as next week approaches, but the likelihood is dwindling. We might be looking at a heat advisory on Wednesday and Thursday, so make sure to take heat precautions and hydrate well.
There was some light fog this morning, but the weather was dry everywhere else. Showers and storms are predicted for the rest of the day, and they will occur in sporadic locations. Although it appears that the majority of the severe storms will pass to the northwest of our region, because of the significant atmospheric instability that exists today, damaging winds and hail cannot be completely ruled out. The SPC has rated the risk of severe storms as level 1 out of 5. Pay attention to weather reports today and enter a building if you hear or see thunder. Today’s highs are predicted to be in the lower 90s in addition to the rain. Lows tonight will drop to the lower 70s as the likelihood of showers and storms increases.
Moving on to Saturday, there will still be showers and thunderstorms, but they will be more widespread than they were on Friday. Try to change your Saturday plans to indoor activities if possible, or make sure to pack rain gear. On Saturday, highs will be in the lower 90s. Storms will continue as Saturday night approaches, and lows will drop to the upper 60s and lower 70s.
On Sunday, which appears to be the driest day this weekend, we will experience some relief from the rain. However, other than a few pop-up storms, pleasant weather is anticipated. Although Middle Tennessee will also experience a few storms, it appears that the Northern Alabama region will experience the majority of the pop-up showers and storms. You can bring an umbrella just in case you plan to go to church on Sunday or have outdoor activities, but you will not need to keep it open all day. The upper 80s to the lower 90s are predicted for daytime highs. There may be some lingering storms as Sunday night approaches, and lows will drop to the mid-70s.
Moving on to Monday, there is a chance of showers and storms, with rain chances comparable to Sunday. Once more, the day appears to be primarily dry with only a slender chance for lone storms. Monday’s highs will be in the low-to-mid 90s. Temperatures will drop to the upper 60s and lower 70s as Monday night approaches. Tuesday’s chances of rain are lower than Monday’s, and partly cloudy skies and dry conditions are anticipated. Although there is a very small chance of pop-up showers throughout the day, it will mostly be dry. It appears to be a great day for outdoor plans, so you can go to a park or go swimming. If you plan to go outside, just remember to stay hydrated and use plenty of sunscreen. Similar to Monday, daytime highs will be expected, but overnight lows will likely be a few degrees warmer and in the low-to-mid 70s.
Wednesday could see a few isolated showers and storms, with the afternoon and evening having the highest likelihood of precipitation. Middle Tennessee and Northern Alabama both have isolated storms possible, but Middle Tennessee has a slightly higher chance of showers and storms than Northern Alabama. The majority of the day does seem to be dry, and highs are expected to be in the mid-to-upper 90s. On Wednesday evening, lows will once again drop to the low-to-mid 70s. Rain chances are still present on Thursday, and highs are once again predicted to reach the mid-to-upper 90s. Lows on Thursday night will be in the lower 70s. Although we are not currently under one, it is possible that on Wednesday and Thursday we will be under a heat advisory, so make sure to stay hydrated and use heat safety measures, especially on those days.
Overall, there is a chance for showers and storms every day this weekend, with Saturday having the highest likelihood. Sunday looks like the best day to make plans this weekend, with only a slight chance for isolated showers and storms. Rain chances start to decrease as next week approaches, but the temperature rises. Even though there is not one in effect right now, it is possible that on Wednesday and Thursday one will be. As we move into the coming week, make sure to drink plenty of water and take the necessary heat precautions.