Strong to Severe Storms Sunday

My goodness was it HOT today! Toasty enough to set a new record in Nashville AND in Crossville! Nashville hit a high of 91 degrees, breaking the last record of 90 set back in 1894….

DAPHNE SPECIAL FORECAST 9

It is 7:00 PM and we are still sizzling, in the low to upper 80-degree range. Whew.WSMV DMA TEMPS ZOOM1_EffectSquiggle Autoplot

Dew points in the low to upper 60s is a very humid and uncomfortable place to be  — summer-like heat and summer-like muggy feel — check and check!

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Check out our next weather maker… Area of low pressure currently over Oklahoma will swing a cold front our way on Sunday, bringing a decent chance for showers and thunderstorms LATE in the day.VIDEO VIPIR

Some of these storms have a decent chance of becoming strong to severe. The main threat will be damaging winds and localized flooding. Lesser but still possible threat will be isolated tornadoes.

Areas under the YELLOW are under a ‘Slight Risk’ (2 on a 1 to 5 scale) for any storms to reach severe criteria.

Areas under the GREEN are under a ‘Marginal Risk’ (1 on a 1 to 5 scale) for any storms to reach severe criteria.daphne severe new

As these storms track from west to east, they are expected to lose a bit of steam (hence the lesser threat for areas further east.

Here’s the latest on how I think timing will pan out for when and where the strongest storms will hit.

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Whether a storm is hitting in a particular location or not, it will be WINDY. In fact, areas under the BLUE COLOR are under a WIND ADVISORY in effect from 10 am to 10 pm on Sunday. Southerly winds will gust as high as 40 mph at times. Please tie up any loose items in the yard! Also, be extra cautious driving a high profile vehicle, especially in a west to east (vie versa) direction. Hold off if you can…

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With clouds and rain on SUnday, we will not be QUITE as warm as the low 90s but still about ten degrees above average.DAPHNE iCast Temperature

The noticeably cooler temperatures won’t arrive until Monday, back down into the lower 70s. Sunshine will only be a cherry on top. 🙂7 Day PM

I’ll have the full storm timeline coming up on Channel 4 at 10 tonight! Dan Thomas will have updates bright and early at 5 am tomorrow.

Have a blessed night!

-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren

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