Sunshine Today…Then Storms Tomorrow

Sunshine, sunshine, and more sunshine!  What a winner this morning is!  Have a look in Nashville, Clarksville, and Cool Springs…

It’s also nice & bright in these areas:

Temperatures are running in the 50s and lower 60s…but they won’t hang there for long.

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This is where we’re headed this afternoon…


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Trouble lurks just west though…in the form of that developing storm system over Texas.


As that moves eastward, it’ll make for scattered strong-severe storms tomorrow afternoon…especially along and east of I-65.

Here are our severe threat levels for tomorrow afternoon and evening.  The time window for severe potential appears to be 2pm – 8pm, Wednesday.


Damaging wind and hail are the most likely severe elements.  A tornado or two are also conceivable given that the storms should be discrete/individual cells.  Flash flooding is unlikely since the storms will be moving along at a good clip.

A big difference from recent severe outbreaks for the Mid State is that the WORST storms should be over EASTERN Middle TN as opposed to in our western counties.


This gif below shows how storms will fire.  As the main forcing through the atmosphere chugs through the Mid State, it’ll trigger the roughest weather around late afternoon/early evening, when it should be warmest and the atmosphere the most unstable.


SO….get ready now and download the 4WARN Weather and WSMV apps.  ALSO…when storms get going, remember we’ll be tracking them on 4WARN Live Doppler Radar, the only live radar in the Mid State.  It’s configured to only scan close to the ground to give you a continuous feed of live data, showing where the storms are at that instant.


Join me today on Channel 4 News at Noon for an update on this severe potential.  Lisa Spencer will have another look tonight at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm.


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