Wind gusts could upset yard decorations, but severe weather not expected


Wind gusts could upset yard decorations, but severe weather not expected

PHOTO: Lottie Daniels, daughter of Robert and Rebecca Daniels of Franklin, stands alongside the family’s inflatable penguins. It is recommended that yard decorations such as these be secured while the wind advisory is in effect.

By JOHN McBRYDE

A wind advisory remains in effect from Thursday through Friday morning for most of Middle Tennessee, but other than making sure those holiday inflatables are well anchored, this storm is not a huge concern.

“There will be a few storms with a cold front coming through this evening, but they’re not severe,” Mark Rose, a meteorologist with the Nashville office of the National Weather Service, said Thursday morning. “There will be widespread showers mainly during the mid-afternoon into evening.”

Conditions for the most part will present generally sustained winds from the south at 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

“The main thing is to be aware of loose objects — trash cans, yard decorations, swing sets,” Rose said. “Things like that may blow around, so be sure to secure those. But that’s about it.”

Rain is expected to move out Friday morning, and “the weekend looks great,” Rose said. “Saturday looks good, a little cooler, and there’s another chance of rain on Sunday.”

Those heading out for New Year’s Eve celebrations Monday night might want to carry an umbrella or have rain gear on hand, as expected daytime rains could linger into the night.

New Year’s Day should be partly sunny with highs in the 40s, Rose said.

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