2:30 p.m. Weather Update; Storms?

We are in a bit of a break from the heaviest rainfall. All we see across Middle TN are some scattered light showers. This should be the case through the afternoon for our region.

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Later this evening, storms will erupt across parts of eastern Arkansas. Those will charge eastward. In anticipation of this activity, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk for severe storms for that area.

In the latest update, they have extended that threat eastward. The slight risk now reaches western Putnam County. We are now in the marginal risk for severe storms across the plateau. The marginal risk is the lowest of the five severe weather risk categories.

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I still don’t think we have much to worry about. Certainly, the marginal risk is the lowest of the risk categories. If, however, you have plans that take you or someone you know toward Nashville this evening, please pay attention to the forecast. Some of the storms back over in that area could produce a brief tornado. Large hail is an even greater threat from Nashville westward.

As for us here on the plateau, I think general thunderstorms will be the rule for our night. I can’t rule out a strong storm or two but our overall threat is quite low. That is good news! Our tornado threat is practically zero.

I’ll be keeping an eye on it and I’ll let you know if anything changes.

You all take care!

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