7:30 Storm Update

Heavy rainfall and embedded thunderstorms are once again making their way toward the plateau. You may have already heard some thunder. The heaviest activity will be arriving in about an hour, with torrential rainfall, gusty winds, and lightning. Be prepared for some flash flood warnings to be issued for more of our area.

The radar image below shows  a line of strong storms moving across the southern half of Middle TN. That red-circled area is a special discussion from the Storm Prediction Center. They state that the line of strong storms you see on the west side of that circle is moving east, into a more stable airmass. That is good news and news that we’ve been expecting. That line has indeed been weakening over the past hours.

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A strong storm or two is still possible along and south of I-40. A severe storm is not out of the question, with gusty winds being the main threat. Those of you south of Cumberland and White Counties stand the best chance for a severe storm. Any gusty winds we get could down shallow-rooted trees in saturated soils.

Expect this rain to last a while, as it is yet to even clear the Nashville area on its journey east. Behind this, temperatures fall and by tomorrow afternoon we’ll be chilly again, with temps in the 40s.

Again, there are NO watches or warnings for our area at this time. That could change, but widespread severe weather is not expected.

Please be careful if you’re out driving tonight. Roads were already flooded in many places this evening and now we have 1-3 inches more on the way tonight.

I’ll be tracking it all for ya!

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