by Steve Norris, Smith County Insider Weather Correspondent

A cold front brought a line of heavy showers and thunderstorms to Middle Tennessee Wednesday evening with wind gusts over 40 miles per hour common and Scattered reports of a few trees being blown down.

That front has ushered in much colder air and Valentine’s Day is going to be sunny but high temperatures only in the 30s and dropping to near 20 degrees Friday night.

It will warm back up into the low-to-mid 50s for the weekend with Saturday  looking mostly sunny but clouds moving back in on Sunday.

More rain is already looking to be possible for Monday through Wednesday of next week as this incredibly wet pattern continues.

We have two planets in our evening sky this week. Venus continues to be the brightest and highest to the Southwest with the planet Mercury near the Horizon to the Southwest. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun with Venus being second, and the Earth is the third rock from the Sun, remember that TV show?

Steve Norris got his first job at 18 years old doing radio weather. Steve does forecasts for several radio stations and newspapers, and he serves as a severe weather meteorologist for some city governments in the Middle Tennessee area. Steve first became interested in weather when his grandfather bought him a thermometer when he was 10 years old. He has been loving weather for over 40 years.

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