Near record cold expected Mother's Day weekend

Posted at 9:50 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 22:50:44-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — 2020 still can't seem to get on board with reasonable weather. Wednesday is the beginning of a prolonged cold snap that will take us through Mother's Day weekend.

Much below normal temperatures are expected all across the Northeast while warmer than normal conditions are expected across the Southwest U.S..

High temperatures will be running around 10-15 degrees below normal. Normal highs this time of year are around 76 degrees. Highs won't make it out of the 60s until early next week.

Of greatest concern, is the chance for frost this weekend. Saturday and Sunday morning will be very cold with temperatures dropping into the upper 30s both mornings.

Lows outside Nashville will likely dip into the middle and even lower 30s is low lying sheltered locations. The record low for Saturday is 37 set in 1960. We could tie or break that record. The record low for Sunday is also 37, set in 1966. We'll be awfully close to the record Sunday but don't expect to break it.