Severe Storm Risk Across the Mid State

Today is surely the day for the umbrella! Widespread showers and storms are pounding Middle Tennessee and some are strong enough for the National Weather Service to issue a few warnings for northeastern Middle Tennessee but those are just expiring as I write here (12:47 pm)…

All of this rain is on a northeasterly motion, mainly for areas alongside and north of I-40. I expect widespread activity to transition into more of a scattered event by this evening into the early morning on Thursday…


The National Weather Service issues a TORNADO WATCH for areas under the RED COLOR until 7:00 pm. WSMV TORNADO WATCHES

The Storm Prediction Center has a ‘Slight Risk’ (YELLOW – 2 on a 1 to 5 scale) and a ‘Marginal Risk’ (GREEN – 1 on a 1 to 5 scale) for any of these storms to reach severe criteria.daphne severe new2

A thick deck of cloud cover significantly impacts temperatures to run cooler then yesterday, only touching the upper 60s for highs.WSMV DMA TEMPS ZOOM1_EffectSquiggle Autoplot

This is all thanks to a center of low pressure, just slightly north of Tennessee. All the RED  colors are where Tornado Watches are in effect — including eastern Kentucky, Georgia, and South Carolina…DD SATRAD3D Zooms

Here’s an idea of rain & storm timing through the remainder of the day into Thursday…DD RPM 4KM EVENINGDD RPM 4KM EVENING2DD RPM 4KM EVENING3DD RPM 4KM EVENING4DD RPM 4KM EVENING5DD RPM 4KM EVENING6

Sunshine and warmer highs in the upper 80s return by Friday before spotty showers and storms quickly make a come back on Saturday. The better chance for showers and storms will be on Sunday…Dd_WeekendOutlook

I’ll be here all weekend with storm updates and answering any questions you may have on Facebook Live. Here’s the link — 7 Day AM

Dan Thomas will be tracking showers and storms on Channel 4 at 4 and 6:30 today. Lisa Spencer will have updates at 5, 6 and 10!

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