A busy day in the 4WARN weather center! Numerous severe thunderstorms pounded the area, with damaging winds and torrential downpours. It is now 6:22 pm and I’m just coming up for air to type my weather blog here. 🙂
See the cluster of storms over the Cumberland Plateau? Currently over Jamestown extending south into Jamestown and Crossville, right along the I-40 corridor. This is the tail end of the systems impact to the Mid State. They’ll continue pushing east and our of our hair within the hour or so.
As expected, the main impact from these storms has been damaging winds. All the ‘W’s below are wind damage reports. I clicked on one to show you an example of a single report that reflected a similar story to many other spots — downed trees and power lines blocking several roadways.
Here’s an example…
Here’s how much rain the clouds squeezed out — anywhere from a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch in some localized spots…
A passing cold front is responsible for the mess. The good news? Worst of things are over. I expected lingering moisture to keep scattered showers around through the very early morning on Monday, with spotty non-severe storms possible as well.
The main focus now turns to WIND…
**A WIND ADVISORY remains in effect for all areas under the BLUE color — valid until 10 pm tonight.
It will remain windy on Monday but wind gusts up to 30 mph are not high enough for the National Weather Service to continue the advsory.
Today was a prime example of our ‘WSMV WX’ app. Any watches or warnings you need to know about, pop up right there on your phone while you’re on the go. Very handy and it is free!
I’ll be tracking the remainder of this system coming up on Channel 4 at 10 tonight!
I hope you join me!
-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren