|Cooler temps today, Saturday|
|Friday, June 1, 2012|
By JENNIFER HORTON
It may seem downright chilly today and tomorrow with highs in the 70s and lows in the low to upper 50s.
After a Memorial Day holiday weekend with temperatures in the 90s, a light jacket may not be out of the question Friday night and Saturday night.
The cooler temperatures are the result of a strong cold front that was to bring potentially severe weather to Middle Tennessee last night and into early this morning.
That was the word Thursday from Trevor Boucher, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory.The high today should be about 70 degrees with the low tonight dropping to 52. If you happen to be traveling to the Cumberland Plateau, the low there tonight is expected to be in the 40s.
There is a 30 percent chance of rain today, mostly before 1 p.m., then gradually becoming mostly sunny.
Saturday’s high should be about 77 under mostly sunny skies.
The warmer temperatures return on Sunday with a high of about 85 and mostly sunny. It may be the end of next week before we see the 90s again, Boucher added.
Meteorologists were concerned that last night’s weather could bring with it the chance of strong winds, large-size hail and frequent lightning. Isolated tornadoes in some locations were not out of the question.
“It’s the most elevated (chance) we’ve had in the last month or two,” Boucher said, regarding the possibility of severe weather.
He noted that the “isolated stuff” prior to the cold front’s arrival, a squall line with possibly large hail, would likely be the biggest threat.
There is a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms Sunday night with a low of about 66.
Monday will be partly sunny with a high near 88. There is a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.