The last 24 hours have brought tornadoes, huge hail, significant wind damage, and widespread flash flooding to our area! Christian & Trigg Counties both had tornadoes reported last evening. Hermitage was pounded by tennis ball size hail just before midnight. In Muhlenberg County, KY, it was even bigger — the size of baseballs! Mt. Juliet had dozens of trees uprooted or snapped as a storm rolled through. Then, unrelenting heavy rain set up shop over a corridor from south-central KY to the Cumberland Plateau. Doppler radar rainfall estimates topped 7″ in parts of Sumner & Smith counties. Many people had to be rescued from the rising water.
Thankfully, for the time being, our weather’s settled down. This is a view of 4WARN Live Doppler, as of 2:50pm….
Sumner County is filled in green, because there, high water remains. SO, it’s under a Flood Warning until 5:45pm. Please remember, if you come across a road covered in water, turn around and go the other day. Turn Around….Don’t Drown! One of our Channel 4 reporters said on tv on Channel 4 News at Noon today that several people drove around barriers blocking a road covered in water. That just doesn’t make sense. It was unsafe and put their lives and the lives of others in jeopardy. It’s better to be late than not get “there” at all.
Alright….back to our current weather…
We’ve cleared out and the air is warming quickly….but still, we only expect just isolated showers and thundershowers through this evening.
Overnight, isolated spots of rain and thunderstorms will be possible, especially north and northeast of Nashville. It’s possible a little damaging wind could result, primarily over southern KY. Notice how FUTURECAST is handling this.
FUTURECAST mirrors our severe threat for today/tonight….with the best chance of any strong storms being north & northeast.
Tomorrow marks our last in this string of unsettled weather days. A cold front will pass through during the day. With lots of humidity in place and temperatures again soaring into the 80s, a few severe thunderstorms will be possible. Here’s the Storm Prediction Center’s outlook for tomorrow:
On a scale of 1 through 5, a “Slight Risk” is a 2. That means our severe potential is there, but it’s not off the charts. Because of this severe potential, we’ve issued a 4WARN Weather Alert for tomorrow.
If you haven’t downloaded our free WSMV and WSMV Weather apps, please do so! They’ll keep you informed through providing watches and/or warnings issued, allowing you to see our 4WARN Live Doppler Radar, and any streaming weather coverage we’re doing.
Today on Channel 4 News, beginning at 4pm, we’ll go over the latest timing of tomorrow’s storms….and highlight what we expect for weather this weekend.