Rough storms on the way

I will be doing the Cades Cove Loop Lope run in the morning, but I will be back before the afternoon. I just wanted to get you a quick update this evening on the severe weather situation evolving for Monday night.

Models have consistently shown a scenario that has the potential to bring us severe weather Monday night. In fact, the whole state is at risk. All modes of severe weather are possible, including tornadoes.

The NWS issued this graphic this evening and it’s worth sharing. The strongest storms will begin to our west and push eastward during the night. While they should lose some of their potency as they reach us, we could still be in for a very rough ride. Prepare now for possible power outages, etc., just in case. Let’s all hope this falls apart or goes around us, but let’s also go ahead and prepare for the worst. It’s always better to have prepared for nothing, rather than not prepare and wish you had.

Nighttime severe weather can be especially scary, but you can reduce that fright by being prepared.

Here’s that graphic. I’ll update more tomorrow afternoon/evening. Also, I want to mention that we have the possibility of very gusty winds on Sunday. These winds could gust to 30 mph or higher. Just be aware of that.



Looking ahead, Election Day is looking drier and cool. Another front will come in here the end of the week and bring us our first hard freeze by Saturday morning. Saturday’s highs may struggle to reach the 40-degree mark!

You all have a great evening.

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