Pattern of Pop Up Afternoon Storms Likely to Continue

Jun 2, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There’s a chance of pop up storms every afternoon this week and the National Weather Service says that pattern is likely to continue for some time.

Afternoon storms generated by the heat of the day are nothing new in Middle Tennessee, but meteorologist Sam Shamburger out of the Nasvhille Weather Service office says an unusually warm May caused the pattern to develop earlier than usual.

“We saw some warmer than usual temperatures for much of May. We were in the upper 80s most every afternoon. We even reached around 90 degrees a couple of days. So that warmth started a little sooner than we normally see. We normally see that a little more as we get in to June.”

Shamburger says the pattern of seeing passing afternoon showers will likely continue for a while. He says that in spite of the stormy pattern, rain fall amounts have been typical for a mid-state spring.