Severe Storms Possible Wednesday

It’s a great day in the Tennessee Valley. Temperatures are in the lower 80s under a partly sunny sky. Rain chances today remain on the low side. Only 10%-20% coverage this afternoon.

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This event coming up Wednesday isn’t a “slam dunk.” Don’t expect anything like April 28. Right now the main threat will be damaging winds to the Tennessee Valley Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. The tornado threat is low. It’s something we’ll monitor as tomorrow approaches. Here is what we know right now:

The Storm Prediction Center has put a portion of the Tennessee Valley under a *SLIGHT RISK* for severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon. This will likely be a squall line moving from west to east late in the day Wednesday into the overnight Thursday morning. So far this isn’t a textbook severe weather event.

 

Look for heavy storms to develop to our west during the day Wednesday and move on through. Strong to severe thunderstorms press east during the overnight with damaging winds and hail being the main threat.

Rain totals could exceed two inches in spots. If we get heavy storms Wednesday and leftover rain lasts into Thursday, locally higher totals are possible.

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Valid Through Friday Morning

Stay with WHNT News 19 and http://www.valleywx.com for the latest information as Wednesday approaches.