A very powerful storm system is taking shape in the Plains States to our west and is set to pile on more snow and provide blizzard conditions to much of the Central U.S. over the next few days. The system will track toward us, giving the Tennessee Valley another round of widespread showers and thunderstorms, but its path will keep the snow to our northeast.
Our rain chances will begin increasing on Monday with the highest chances late in the day and overnight. The best way to give you an idea of rain timing for your community in the Tennessee Valley is to present the rain chances in the context of small windows of time.
The gallery below is broken down into 3-hour increments.
The overall gist to take away is the rain chances will peak overnight Monday night and decrease by Tuesday morning. Rainfall totals of generally 1/2″ to 1″ are expected with much heavier rain to the south. Some heavy thunderstorms will be possible, but it looks like the best chances for severe weather will be well to our south as reflected by the Storm Prediction Center’s severe weather outlook, effective from 7AM tomorrow morning through 7AM Tuesday morning.
The extended forecast remains chilly, breezy, and unsettled, even after this next rainfall event has come and gone. You can always keep up to date with our latest discussion at WHNT.com/forecast.