Round Two of Showers & Storms Tonight?
As the first wave of showers and storms continue to exit the Tennessee Valley, our eyes turn to the west as storms have started developing within the hour along the Mississippi River in eastern Arkansas and western Mississippi, along and ahead of a cold front. This front will continue moving east, closer to Alabama and middle Tennessee during the rest of the afternoon and tonight. Already a few spotty showers, with some rumbles of thunder have popped up in an area of disturbed air ahead of the cold front in northeast Mississippi, northwest Alabama and in Hardin & Wayne counties in Tennessee. We are not expecting anything too strong with these as they track east, but just some brief locally heavy rain possible, along with a few strikes of lightning. Below is the latest radar image shower the line of exiting showers and storms, the current spotty showers moving east and more shower and storms farther west along the Mississippi River along and just ahead of the front.
The best chance for storms as the cold front continues to approach the region, will be west of I-65, closer to the Shoals as they will have the longest time since the earlier convection to recover and become more unstable. Even then, we are not expecting the coverage of showers and storms like earlier, though a few stronger storms cannot be ruled out farther west, due to mainly high wind. So this evening and tonight, less scattered activity is expected, but showers and isolated storms are still possible, which may linger into early Tuesday before the front moves through.
- Jennifer Watson
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