2:30 PM Update – A Few Showers & Storms West Of I-65

Posted on: 2:32 pm, September 2, 2013, by , updated on: 02:39pm, September 2, 2013

A few slow moving showers continue west of I-65 this afternoon.  What once was a strong storm over Florence has now weakened considerably and has just about fizzled out. A few showers and storms have also weakened and fizzled out in Wayne County, in southern middle Tennessee.  Some heavier pockets of rain still exist just to the south of the Tennessee Valley over Winston County, otherwise everyone else is dry.

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A few more showers and storms will be possible along outflow boundaries and as a cold front approaches from the northwest through the rest of the afternoon and into the evening.  With that said, we are not expecting the coverage of storms like what we had earlier this morning.  Cloud cover and the area being stabilized somewhat from this morning’s rain, will help prevent more widespread shower and storm development and limit strengthening of storms.  Despite that, if storms do develop, we cannot rule out a few stronger ones due to heavy rain, frequent lightning, gusty wind and small hail.  The severe threat remains extremely low.

Clouds and rain around will prevent temperatures from warming up much more than current 2:00 pm temperatures, which are in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s, except for Haleyville at 75°.

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The cold front is still to our northwest in northwest Tennessee and will be progressing southeast through the Tennessee Valley late tonight/Tuesday.  As we approach sunset, rain chances will go down, but there will still be a shot for a few showers and storms overnight as the front passes by.  Once the front pushes south midday Tuesday, we will dry out during the rest of the work week and likely through the upcoming weekend.  Slightly cooler and drier air will filter in, bringing some relief to the heat and humidity for the shortened work week.

- Jennifer Watson

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