The Storm Prediction Center upgraded a portion of the SLIGHT RISK to a MODERATE RISK at 6:30 AM. That does not really change the forecast, but it does change the tenor of social media dramatically. This is an expected move by SPC due to the higher-end damaging wind threat with this line in Mississippi, West and Middle Tennessee, and Northwest Alabama:
This is the suite of products from SPC; the MODERATE is an area of enhanced thunderstorm risk. The SLIGHT is still enough of an issue to be on alert tonight:
Advance these graphics to see what our Futurecast forecast radar looks like this evening. The storms will not make it into the Valley before 6 PM; this is all happening after 6:00 tonight and should be over by 1 AM.
We’ll be here monitoring things for you all day and night. We will also have a live blog running during the event so you can keep up with everything that goes on here on Valleywx.com.
If a Tornado Warning is issued later on, we’ll interrupt programming on WHNT News 19 to cover it from start to finish. Here are some resources for when we’re not on wall-to-wall: