First Alert Forecast: Air quality alert, severe weather threat

Stay weather ready and limit your time outside.
Full weather forecast for Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky with meteorologist Stefano DiPietro.
Published: Jul. 17, 2023 at 4:40 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2023 at 4:56 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Air Quality Alerts are in effect until midnight tonight, so those with respiratory health ailments should limit their time outdoors.

Today is going to be hot and muggy with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s for most. I’ve issued a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for today because a couple of storms late today could be strong to maybe even severe with gusty winds and small hail possible. Expect showers and storms to develop in parts of the area this afternoon and evening, especially for areas along and north of I-40.

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A mix of sun and clouds can be expected Tuesday. A few showers are possible throughout the day, but scattered rain moves in during the evening and at night into Wednesday.

Wednesday and Thursday will be even hotter and more humid. The heat index for all will be in the lower 100s with actual air temperatures in the middle 90s for many. Rain chances are highest on Wednesday along and East of I-24. Thursday’s rain chance is not as widespread, but a few storms can still be expected.

A cold front swings through on Friday. This will bring scattered showers and storms to the Mid State. Temperatures will be near 90 ahead of the front.

We get a break from the 90s next weekend! Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s, and a nice drop in the humidity can be expected. Generally, dry conditions are in the forecast.