Stormy start to this weekend

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 18:50:22-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — After a beautiful, dry day across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky rain chances are climbing as we head into Monday night.

A quick splash of rain will slide into the region during the overnight hours tonight and should be gone by daybreak Tuesday, leaving us with sunny skies Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

Unfortunately the mild weather won't last. Another more vigorous and long lasting system will work in late Thursday night and won't leave until late Saturday night. Showers & storms will be on and off throughout the day on Friday. More widespread Thunderstorm activity is expected on Saturday as the cold front finally works through the area.

This system is expected to bring the first widespread severe weather threat of the new year to parts of the South. On Friday the main area of concern will be for our neighbors to the West/Southwest across the Arklatex region. The threat shifts East Saturday and includes most of middle Tennessee. The biggest concern on Saturday is for damaging straight line wind, some hail, and a few isolated tornadoes. Make sure you have our StormShieldApp handy as you head into the weekend so you can be alerted to any severe weather near you.

Rainfall totals from this system are expected to be between 2"-3". A few areas could see as much as 4" of rain by Sunday morning.