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Severe thunderstorms possible tonight welcoming first day of spring tomorrow


Severe thunderstorms possible tonight welcoming first day of spring tomorrow

By BROOKE WANSER

This weather report is sponsored by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical.

Though no tornado warning has been issued, Middle Tennessee counties from Robertson in the north to Lincoln in the south have called off school early for the day due to the potential for severe weather later this evening.

Matt Regan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the greatest threat for severe thunderstorms, wind and hail will be from 4 to 6 p.m.

Individual school policy accounts for cancellations due to weather, but Regan said today’s cancellations likely occurred due to the predicted timing of the storm.

“They have to account for all the buses getting off the roads,” he said.

Regan said no tornado warning had been posted, though a hazardous weather outlook for the region was posted this morning. Areas in south Tennessee and Alabama will be under a greater threat.

A cold front will come through on the tail end of the thunderstorms, possibly bringing a rain and snow mix Tuesday night.
Temperatures will stay in the 40s and low 50s before rising to the 60s for the weekend. Regan said some rain was likely for Saturday.

Here is the latest weather forecast from the National Weather Service bureau in Nashville.

Today

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 70. South southeast wind five to 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9 p.m., then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind five to 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Northwest wind five to 10 miles per hour. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A chance of rain before 1 a.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Northwest wind around 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

Wednesday Night

Patchy frost after 1am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 31. North northwest wind five to 10 miles per hour.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 56. North northwest wind around five miles per hour.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. North northeast wind around five miles per hour becoming calm.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. South wind around five miles per hour.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Sunday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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