Late Morning Weather Update
Scattered showers continue to move quickly north-northeast across the Tennessee Valley. There are a few heavy storms currently west of I-65, one in Franklin County and another in eastern Lawrence County and western Morgan County producing a few rumbles of thunder and locally heavy rain. Below is the latest radar image.
There have been some pockets of sunshine, but for most part they have been short-lived with clouds building back in. With that said, our air mass is heating up and becoming slightly more unstable as a warm front lifts north over the region, putting especially areas south of the Tennessee River in a more moist and unstable environment. A east-southeasterly breeze is aiding in warming us up and also increasing the moisture across the area, which will be fuel for more showers and storms throughout the day.
The center of the surface low is currently in eastern, north/central Mississippi and will track northeast over north Alabama this afternoon and evening. The severe weather threat today is marginal and conditional, meaning certain factors have to come together for stronger storms to develop. What we continue to talk about is the need for more sun to make the air hotter, which would increase storm development and strength. The main concern continues to be high wind and heavy rain with any storms, with a low end threat of rotating storms that could produce tornadoes. There is no need to change plans today, just go about your day as usual, just have a way to get the latest weather information and check back in with us frequently.