More Storm Chances Today
Heavy storms diminished early yesterday evening, with just a few showers overnight, mainly just producing some light rain or sprinkles. After sunrise, any lingering shower activity dissipated leaving a partly sunny sky across the Tennessee Valley. Morning lows were generally in the mid 70s, a degree or two warmer than yesterday, thanks to the increased cloud cover and showers. Farther east in northeast Alabama, where there was a mostly clear sky and mainly dry conditions overnight, temperatures cooled into the low 70s. A line of showers has formed within the past hour or so in northern Tennessee, stretching southwest through southern middle Tennessee and into Mississippi. Below is the latest satellite and radar image.
Expect more shower and storm development as the day progresses as a cold front approaches the area. A few storms could be on the strong to severe side with high wind and hail being the main threats. Even if a storm is not classified as “severe” like yesterday, it still has the capability to produce locally heavy rain and dangerous lightning. So make sure to stay alert to changing weather conditions and if you will be outside for any length of time today, make sure you have a sturdy, structure to get to if weather conditions warrant. Also if you are driving and approach a flooded roadway, don’t drive through it, you may not know how deep the water is, best thing to do is turn around and find a different route. Below is an image from the Storm Prediction Center showing southern middle Tennessee and extreme northern and northwest Alabama in a ‘Slight Risk’ for severe storms today.
Scattered storm chances continue Monday as the front remains across the region. Rain chances will continue through the work week, but not everyone will see rain every single day. Highs will range mostly in the upper 80s and low 90s.
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