Lightning and thunder likely woke you up a time or two last night.. nasty storms pushed through the Mid State. Damaging wind and loud thunder seemed to be the greatest impact, especially along the KY/TN border.
Radar Update as of 8:31 am.. torrential downpours and lots of lightning for a good chunk of eastern Middle Tennessee. No severe storms as of now.
Temperatures are running warm in the low to mid 70s..
A ‘Slight Risk’ (level 2 out of 5) for most of the Mid State in effect today. Damaging wind will be the greatest threat.
Ground is already saturated due to the recent rain. Put torrential downpours on top and that will lead to the potential for some Flash Flooding. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for southeastern Kentucky (areas under GREEN shade) until 8PM tonight.
Dew points are HIGH. This effects us in more ways than one.
First, it will VERY humid (you knew that part). 🙂
The second, it will make high temperatures in the low 90s FEEL more like the upper 90s to even triple digits.
Lastly, it will tag team with the heat to help destabilize the atmosphere going into the afternoon.. creating conditions favorable for some stronger storms.
After today, count on a typical summer-like trend in the days ahead. Extreme heat, humidity & typical summer-like spotty storms in the afternoon.
Please join us on News 4 today at noon. We’ll be tracking thunderstorms.