weather alert

Thursday never saw above freezing. Friday, in the 50s. Saturday close to 70. Sunday , lucky to get above freezing. Cold, warm, storms,and then the “s” word. It’s a roller coaster ride this weekend.

Today, Friday will be in the upper 40s and cloudy. By very early morning Saturday we will see upper 50s and scattered showers with windy conditions all day as temps continue to rise. Saturday late night, storms move in with high winds being the concern. Sunday morning temps plummet and a possibility of a light wintry mix, and temps won’t get above freezing.

So what we are saying is: We will be monitoring at www.rutherfordsource.com/weather with our weather radar.You should run to Kroger now!

Here’s what the NWS says:

427 AM CST Fri Dec 16 2016

...Much warmer with thunderstorms on Saturday Afternoon and
evening then colder with a possible wintry mix into Sunday
Morning...

A powerful storm system will move across the Tennessee Valley this
weekend, bringing much warmer temperatures to Middle Tennessee
today and especially by Saturday. Showers and a few thunderstorms
are also anticipated Saturday afternoon and into the evening.
Some storms may be strong to possibly severe.

Saturday night, an arctic cold front will sweep across Middle
Tennessee, bringing much colder air back into the area. As this
occurs, rain may changeover to a wintry mix of freezing rain or
sleet late Saturday night into Sunday morning before precipitation
ends. However, only light ice accumulation amounts look possible
at this time.