As Fay has moved out of our region today, (still light rain on the Cumberland Plateau, but that should end by mid-morning) we have a few days of clearing out and drying up. Saturday looks to be the main 7-day forecast day for rain chances (30% chance)...just in time for football kick-off. Thanks Mother Nature! The rain chances are small, but we do need some more rain to get out of this drought that has been going on now for over a year.
Tropical Storm Gustav has weakened back down to Tropical Storm status due to him going over the country of Haiti bringing torrential rains and strong winds. The current model tracks has this thing hitting anywhere between Houston, TX; all the way eastward to the Pensacola, FL region. So anyone along the Gulf Coast needs to watch Gustav very closely. The current model strength has him becoming a major hurricane easily (Cat. 3) with a Cat. 4/Cat. 5 possible. We will continue to monitor this ongoing weather event and we will continue to post the newest information once we get it.
Nashville: upper 80's
Clarksville: upper 80's
Cookeville: mid to upper 80's; 20% chance turning into 0% chance this afternoon
Columbia: upper 80's to low 90's
Manchester: upper 80's