NWS meteorologist expects there to be rain on the parade, the horses and anything else outdoors


NWS meteorologist expects there to be rain on the parade, the horses and anything else outdoors

By JOHN McBRYDE

In addition to the fancy hats and the seersucker suits, patrons at Saturday’s Iroquois Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville might want to wear a poncho.

It’s looking like attendees at the Franklin Rodeo parade scheduled for high noon Saturday may also be dodging rains that are expected. Same for those traipsing out to the Renaissance Festival in Triune.

In fact, there’s a likely chance that just about any outdoor activity this weekend will be wet, according to Mark Rose, senior meteorologist with the Nashville office of the National Weather Service.

“Rainy Saturday, rainy Saturday night, scattered showers and lingering around on Sunday,” Rose said. “It could be a wet weekend, for sure.”

Chance of rain is 90% Saturday, easing off to 60% Saturday night and 50% Sunday.

If there’s any good news, Rose said storms aren’t too much of a threat.

“There will be isolated storms embedded in the showers,” he said. “Storms won’t be that widespread, but there will be a few around.”

Sunshine returns on Monday, with considerably cooler temperatures at or below normal. Monday’s high is expected to be near 70, dropping to 47 Monday night.

“There will be a cool start to the week, and it will be dryer through the week,” Rose said.

As for the long range forecast this summer, Rose said June, July and August are expected to be warmer and wetter than normal.

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