Nashville weather whiplash expected as highs reach near record, cold front sweeping in

Nashville's week is going to be a roller coaster ride of Spring weather, according to the National Weather Service.

While the week will start off with highs in the upper 70s, rain will sweep in mid-week carrying cooler temperatures and a chance of snowflakes with it.

Scattered showers and wind are expected to kick up overnight and remain Tuesday morning.

"While it will be breezzy today, wind gusts will really start picking up tonight as the pressure gradient tightens," the weather service said in its Monday morning forecast report.

Temperatures Tuesday will nearly reach the record — 80 degrees — set last year.

Wednesday's weather "continues to be the big rainmaker of the week," the weather service said. Forecasters noted the expected storms are "looking even more benign than it has in the last couple of days."

Forecasters also believe the rain will outrun the cold front, but there's an hour or two of time where sleet may be possible.

"This means no accumulations are expected at this time," the weather service said.

To end the week, Nashville can expect seasonably reasonable temperatures with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Nashville weather forecast

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high near 77 during the day. A 40% chance of showers after midnight with a low around 48.

Wednesday: Rain showers before 3 p.m., then a chance of sleet with a high near 61. Overnight lows expected around 28.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 49 and a 30% chance of showers overnight with a low around 35.

Friday: A 30% chance of showers with a high near 56. A 20% chance of showers in the evening with lows around 46.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 67 and mostly cloudy overnight with lows around 51.

Nashville weather radar

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Weather forecast: Nashville temps near record, cold front coming