Clouds Holding On; Storms Still Possible
Last night’s storms have done what overnight storms often do: stabilize the atmosphere and limit daytime heating the following day. There are some scattered showers with occasional lightning over West Tennessee and Northwest Mississippi; there is no ongoing severe weather, but some of this rain will move southeast toward the Valley this afternoon and evening.
Here’s the visible satellite image showing the cluster of taller clouds to the northwest riding an upper-air flow from the northwest. There is also a cold front embedded in that flow, so the scattered showers and storms will still be a possibility until it passes later tonight:
There is some instability (CAPE), but it is not excessive. Unless we get some sunshine and see temperatures warm into the mid-80s, the risk of strong storms will be very low:
Showers will be expanding into The Shoals between 1 and 2 PM; showers and a few isolated storms will develop between now and 2:00 PM around the Tennessee Valley, but again, the risk of widespread severe weather is limited due to the rain-cooled air around here today.