Radar Update – 3:45
Thunderstorm coverage continues to grow across portions of the Tennessee Valley- especially in central and eastern areas. Thus far, no severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued, but the stronger storms are producing the threat for strong winds to 50mph and small hail in addition to the frequent lightning and heavy downpours. This activity is not moving very quickly: at most 5mph.
Localized street flooding will be possible in areas where heavy thunderstorms decide to park for a while. REMEMBER: FLOODING AND LIGHTNING KILL MORE PEOPLE ON AVERAGE THAN TORNADOES. These storms are only dangerous if you don’t take basic precautions: stay inside, off the water, and don’t drive through standing water if you can’t see the roadway beneath.
Many storms will decrease in intensity after sunset, although some activity might persist deep into the evening.