The newest Drought Monitor map (right side of the picture) includes the rain through this past Tuesday. It shows that the Nashville Davidson County area as well as some surrounding counties have dropped from "Severe" back to "Moderate" drought.
This map DOES NOT include yesterday's rains (Wednesday) that were steady from Nashville south and eastward. Although the amounts were not high, it was a soaking there (NW areas missed).
So what's next?
Our recent rains were brought by a low pressure trough that carved itself out in the upper atmosphere over the mid south. By next week, that will be replaced by a "Bermuda type" high ridging in from the Atlantic over the southeast.
This will limit t'shower activity isolated pop up t'showers by then. Highs will warm to the low to mid 90s with a heat index near 100° in high humidity.
In the transition over the weekend, we still expect about a 30-40% chance for scattered t'showers, with more sun mixing in (starting this afternoon). After highs in the 80s today, we will be back to low 90s over the weekend.
Other good news is that another front may approach Thursday-Friday of next week to increaser rain chances.
I'LL HAVE A STORY ON THE DROUGHT MONITOR ON NEWS 2 @ 5 RIGHT AFTER LISA'S 7 DAY FORECAST.
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