Chilly weather, mild rain, interspersed with sunshine in Williamson County after third-rainiest February in history


Chilly weather, mild rain, interspersed with sunshine in Williamson County after third-rainiest February in history

Radnor Lake, on Saturday, March 3, 2018. After a weekend of sunshine, chilly temps and rain will return.// Photo by Brooke Wanser

By BROOKE WANSER

This weather report is sponsored by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical.

After a weekend of sunshine, Williamson County can prepare for on and off rain and colder weather this week.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Cohen said Tuesday should be the best day of the week, with highs in the low sixties and clear skies.

But Tuesday night will bring a frigid cold front, dusting higher altitudes to the east with snow.

“It will be lot colder than what we’ve been used to,” Cohen said.

Friday will warm up to the 50s, before a gulf system brings in one to two inches of rain over the weekend.

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for parts of Middle Tennessee, including Williamson County for flooding, though no flooding of the Harpeth River is expected, Cohen said.

On Thursday, March 1, Cohen said the Harpeth River reached 21 feet, just one foot under action stage. The river, he said, is currently at six feet.

The Nashville area recorded the third-wettest February on record, with nearly 11 inches of rain for the month.

“The good news is, all the rain we’ve had and the flooding issues, we’re going to have a chance to dry out this week,” Cohen said.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 42 degrees. South wind five to 10 miles per hour becoming north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 60 degrees. Northwest wind five to 10 miles per hour becoming west southwest 10 to 15 miles per hour in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour.

Tuesday night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 45 degrees. Northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour.

Wednesday night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30 degrees. Northwest wind five to 10 miles per hour.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45 degrees. West northwest wind five to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

Thursday night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 29 degrees. West northwest wind five to 10 miles per hour becoming south after midnight.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 56 degrees. South southwest wind five to 10 miles per hour.

Friday night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44 degrees.

Saturday

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 60 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Saturday night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 47 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55 degrees.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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