Good morning Nashville. We hope you haven’t packed up your jackets yet, because Mother Nature has decided to cool things off for us. Today’s temperatures in the 40’s will drop to the low 30’s overnight, so bring in or cover those plants! We’ll see temperatures back up in the 60’s by Saturday, plus some rain and potential severe weather. Speaking of severe weather, yesterday’s “slight chance” turned into a tornado warning, and the National Weather Service is now checking to see if any tornadoes actually touched down. Tornadoes or no tornadoes, Middle Tennessee was hit with some pretty nasty thunderstorms last night and many areas surrounding Davidson County saw significant damage. Welcome to Spring in Nashville, folks.
- Remapping. The proposed Metro redistricting could throw a wrench in a lot of city council races. Many of the council candidates would end up running in different districts than they had intended, and current council members could end up representing completely different neighborhoods.
- Hallelujah, Amen. We know that you all greatly enjoy spending the day camped out at the DMV, but we’re pretty excited about the new driver’s license kiosks that will make renewing your license a snap. The kiosks may eventually even pop up in your favorite store! The Department of Safety hopes to launch the pilot program with three kiosks by the end of the year.
- Bits & pieces. Tennesseans make an average of $35,300 a year … The Belcourt will pay homage to Elizabeth Taylor this Sunday with two special screenings of “Reflections in a Golden Eye” … Lawmakers on Capitol Hill got all Richard-Simmons on us yesterday (work it!) … The new Omni Hotel and Hall of Fame expansion plans are set to be unveiled later today.
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