Winds will Howl before the Rain Arrives
Wind Advisory in Effect for the Entire TN Valley until 1AM Monday Morning…
Gusts of near 30mph are already being seen across the Valley this afternoon and these winds will not ease and will likely increase for many as the rain we are expecting tonight moves closer. Widespread gusts to 35 mph are likely with some gusts to 40mph or above possible in the higher terrain areas. Just remember: If you hear the winds howling tonight, it’s not likely that it will be from severe weather. Even though we are expecting widespread rain with some thunderstorms, the severe weather threat is very low tonight.
A few showers may begin clipping Northwest Alabama by late this afternoon, but the main line of rain will likely not affect the western sections of the TN Valley until between 7 and 9pm tonight. We’re expecting the line to make slow westward progress, and may not reach areas east of the I-65 corridor until a few hours after midnight, and the higher terrain of the Cumberland Plateau may not see rain until near sunrise tomorrow morning.
For the latest on what to expect once the rain moves out on Monday, check the discussion on WHNT’s forecast page.