The last half of April is expected to average out seasonably WARM with ABOVE-NORMAL Rainfall in Middle Tennessee. The coolest air is forecast to remain bottled up to our north--up across the northern Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes Region.
Except for a brief cool-down (about 24-36 hrs in length) behind each cold front, expect west-to-southwest flow aloft to keep temperatures pretty mild in the Mid-State.
Cold fronts will regularly sweep across the Tennessee Valley, at the rate of about 1 every 5 days or so, and each front will likely bring copious amounts of rain, along with a potential for strong-to-severe thunderstorms.
Following is the latest 6-10 day forecast (April 18-22) issued by the Climate Prediction Center:
6-10 DAY TEMPERATURE Outlook
6-10 DAY PRECIPITATION Outlook
8-14 DAY TEMPERATURE Outlook
8-14 DAY PRECIPITATION Outlook