Heavy rain is now crossing the plateau. There are currently no severe t-storms in our area, though several counties to our west are under flood warnings. The Storm Prediction Center issued a tornado watch for parts of Alabama and they had considered extending that watch northward into southern Middle TN. They have now decided not to do that, as the storms have been weakening instead of strengthening this evening.
The severe threat remains very low. The chance for a tornado is extremely low and practically zero north of I-40. That is very good news.
Winds will begin picking up for the rest of the evening and could become quite gusty.
The current radar shows heavy rain moving across the plateau. I’ve heard a rumble of thunder or two. Notice that there is another round west of this round. It will be here a bit later. That last line you see in southern Middle TN is the one that has the best chance for producing a severe t-storm in southern Middle TN. You folks from Pikeville and points south need to monitor that line, just in case a storm or two goes severe as it moves toward you all.
Again, the threat for severe weather is very, very low and the chance for tornadoes is extremely low. Never the less, we all remain in the marginal risk for severe weather until midnight. No watches are in effect and none are planned by the Storm Prediction Center. This should be the last update for the evening.