Gusty Winds Followed by Rain
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for Jackson, DeKalb and Marshall Counties until 1:45 AM for gusty winds well in advance of the actual storms. The wind is gusting around 30-40 MPH (below “severe” criteria) along this line, but there is a chance that somewhere along the way, it could gust as high as 60 MPH.
The rain will follow along with frequent lightning. Up to 1 inch of rain is possible as these storms continue moving south; we believe they will make it all the way south to US 278 in North Central Alabama by 4 AM.
The threat of widespread, destructive storms just is not there tonight. A few trees may get blown down, especially in the higher terrain over 1200′ feet in Madison, Jackson, Marshall and DeKalb Counties, but this will not be a widespread issue.
There have only been two reports of damage in Southern Tennessee as of 1:20 AM; both of those were trees/powerlines down near Winchester and Pulaski.
We’ll still be here watching things for you!