First Alert Weather Day: Rain and storms the first part of the day

Some localized flooding is possible.
Full weather forecast for Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky with meteorologist Lisa Spencer.
Published: Aug. 3, 2023 at 5:28 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2023 at 11:45 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Have that umbrella ready when you are out and about through the afternoon.

Widespread rain and storms are settling into the Mid State and will continue to bring heavy downpours across parts of the area through the early part of the afternoon. In addition to heavy rainfall, any storm could have strong wind gusts of 60mph.

While everyone is under a severe threat today, the highest threat is south and west of I-24 in southwest Middle Tennessee. Make sure you are weather ready and if you do come across a flooded roadway, do not try to drive through it.

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The bulk of the rain will taper off by midafternoon with temperatures then climbing into the low to mid 80s.

More showers and storms will fire up late tonight and tomorrow morning, but they should be much more disorganized overall with more dry breaks. With more dry time expected Friday afternoon, we’ll see temperatures push back to near 90.


Don’t put the umbrella away just yet for the weekend. A couple of showers will sneak into the Mid State both Saturday and Sunday, but by no means is the weekend going to be a washout. Highs will be in the low 90s with heat index values near, if not into, the triple digits.


A few showers hang around into our Monday and then we’ll dry things out Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will hover around the upper 80s and near 90 in the first half of next week.