Rain & Storms; Severe Weather Possible Friday Night

Current Official Hourly Observation (taken at :53 on the hour)

Current Radar Loop

Temp, Winds, Storm, & Rain Forecast: Next 36 Hours (auto-updating)

Wednesday Night – No Rain; Increasing Clouds, 42° by 10 PM

Clouds will be building tonight ahead of some rain. These clouds are a precursor to some very interesting weather setting up the next couple of days.

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The above image is an infrared view of a low pressure center forming in the Plains, on the east side of the Rockies. This will be a major player in the rain and storms we expect Thursday.

ThursdayWind Advisory & Rain – Morning Low 37 / Afternoon High 61

Wind. A Wind Advisory is in effect Thursday:

As we remind you during all Wind Advisories: be sure to secure your 88 year old, 88 pound aunt. Winds may gust up to 40 MPH.

Rain. Weather models, including the RAP (below), suggest we may see a few early Thursday morning showers:

The daytime hours should be mostly dry; however, after dark, rain and a few thunderstorms (severe weather not expected Thursday) are forecast to arrive. By 1 AM Friday morning, it should really be pouring (at least according to the GFS model, below):

Expect 0.70″ of rain to fall through 7 AM Friday morning.

FridayMore Rain; Severe Weather Possible – Morning Low 55 / Afternoon High 71

Rain and Thunderstorms are likely Friday night.

The Storm Prediction Center puts most of Tennessee just outside the “Slight” category for a severe storm late Friday afternoon/evening.

Damaging straight-line winds are possible Friday night. This outlook and forecast will be updated several times over the next few days. Stay tuned.

Rainfall from Thursday night through Saturday morning will approach 1″.

Official Extended NWS Forecast:

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