Since I last updated you , a tornado watch has been issued for northern Alabama. That watch extends into southern Middle Tennessee by a couple of counties. That still keeps it far from the plateau. I don’t anticipate a watch for many of us, though you folks down in Bledsoe County may find yourselves in the line of sight of some of these storms later this evening.
All of us are in the line of sight for heavy rainfall. If you already have some flooding issues you’re only going to see those get worse. I’ve already accumulated 3 inches at my house here in northern Cumberland County. Many of us are enjoying a break right now, while others of you are still getting downpours. Before this night is through, all of us will be looking at an additional 1-3 inches of rain.
So, we still have much more rain to go through, as you can see from the radar below. I added temperatures to show how much temperatures vary across the midstate. We’re in the upper 50s, while folks north and west of Nashville are in the 40s. The yellow-trimmed counties in southern Middle TN are under a tornado watch until 11:00 pm.
I’ll be watching it all! I’ll try to give updates every two hours, or as needed. Our greatest threat continues to be flooding. A secondary threat would be gusty winds with any strong storm that slips into our neighborhood. It continues to look like the greatest severe weather threat will stay south of Cumberland and White Counties.
It continues to look like light snow will move in Thursday night and again Friday night. Light accumulations are possible each of those nights. I’ll have updates on that in tomorrow morning’s blog.
I’ll let you know if anything changes.