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Severe Weather Thursday Night – Friday Morning

Today

Expect a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm. We’ll make it into the 80s this afternoon.

Thursday Into Friday Morning

This morning, the Storm Prediction Center included us within a Slight Risk of severe weather for Thursday overnight into Friday morning.

We should stay dry most of the day Thursday — and get in a rare [insert sport here] practice/game Thursday evening — but it will be very windy. Our NWS explains:

THUS EXPECTING STRONG SOUTH WINDS AT THE SURFACE BY AFTERNOON 
WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AT TIMES...AND A WIND ADVISORY WILL
LIKELY BE NECESSARY.

Our NWS says the weather models are in “great agreement” (unlike last week) that a squall line will form to our west Thursday night, reach the Tennessee River around 10-11pm, and hit us around 1am.

Damaging winds are the main concern.  We may see a few tornadoes inside the squall line.  The good news is the storms should begin to weaken right around the time they get to us. Here’s the NWS explanation:

STRENGTH OF SHEAR AND OVERALL SYSTEM INDICATES
POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND POSSIBLY A FEW ISOLATED QLCS
TORNADOES ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE MID STATE...BEFORE
ACTIVITY WEAKENS NEAR/EAST OF THE I-65 CORRIDOR AS IT OUTRUNS WHAT
LITTLE INSTABILITY REMAINS.

We think there will be over 1″ of rain with this system. The rain should be gone around 7-8am Friday morning.

Check back for updated information and any changes to the forecast.

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