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A Messy Next 48 Hours

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Well if you are one of those people who likes to see the weather change rapidly, you are in for an interesting next 24-48 hours.

To begin, the Flood Advisory for the Stones River (due to Percy Priest Dam release) remains in effect until 6 PM.

Then there is this:

Hazardous Weather Outlook 2.23.16

The main concern is into the later evening hours, around 9 pm on, where there is a potential for isolated severe storms mainly south of I-40. There is also potential for a few flash floods as the heavy downpour enters our area.

Wednesday night into Thursday morning there is a slight potential for some snow to mix in with the rain.

Tuesday into Tonight HIGH 59 LOW 54

The cloud cover will remain throughout the morning into the early afternoon hours.

Rain should begin around 4-5 pm this afternoon. Once the showers start they will remain off and on until the main event later this evening. Isolated severe weather is a concern into the evening hours, but the majority of the strong storms should remain to our south. There is also the possibility of some flash flooding, but nothing widespread. Heavy downpours are possible throughout the night as the system passes through our area. With this downpour brings the potential of areas picking up lots of rain very quickly. If you do see any type of flooding DO NOT try to pass through. Winds this evening will be between 15-25 mph.

Below shows the rain approaching our area around 4-5pm and continuing throughout the evening hours.

Wednesday Outlook HIGH 51 LOW 37

And the rain continues. Expect to keep your umbrella handy throughout the day. While there isn’t any severe potential with the rain, our area has seen a lot of it recently so there could be a few places of localized flooding in low lying areas.

The rain will continue throughout the day and lighten up as we approach the late afternoon, early evening, hours. The wind is expected to act up some today with winds remaining between 20-30 mph.

The back side of the system that will move through Tuesday evening will bring some cooler weather to our area. The high will be reached in the morning and temperatures are expected to drop throughout the day.

Wednesday night there will still be some rain with the SLIGHT potential of snow mixing in. Since our temperatures have been and will remain above freezing, I do not expect any of it to stick, but it may be fun to watch it fall. Any snow that comes will be a slight dusting at best. The low for tomorrow night is 35°.

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Thursday into the weekend

Thursday we may see some of the little snow mix in the early morning hours which will change into some light showers into the early afternoon. Cloud cover will remain throughout the day after that. Thursday and Friday will remain pretty cold with the high being 42° on Thursday and 46° on Friday. Both Thursday and Friday night our lows are down below freezing so be aware of freeze potential Thursday and Friday night. Once the weekend hits there should be lots of sunshine with temperatures climbing into the 60°s

What does this mean for you

Stay aware of the severe thunderstorm potential into tonight. While we should just see the occasional non-severe thunderstorm, things can change throughout the day. Continue to monitor the snowfall potential into Wednesday night. While there may be some snow falling, it isn’t expected to accumulate. Thursday will be cold and rainy in the AM, eventually becoming cloudy in the afternoon. Friday will still be a bit chilly but the sun will come out which will hopefully warm things up a bit. This weekend appears to be full of sunshine and no rain.

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Here is the outlook for the rest of the week:

Outlook 2.23.16

-Intern Applicant: Caroline MacDonald

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