12:45 Weather Update

WHAT: A strong storm or two, along with heavy downpours that could lead to localized                  flash flooding.

WHEN: Anytime this afternoon and evening.

Current radar shows showers and storms lining up along the cold front that now stretches through the Nashville area. This front will very slowly push east. Notices that most of the movement of the precip is from south to north and over the same areas. This type of activity and movement could lead to some flash flooding for us later this afternoon and evening. We could see showers and storms pop up anywhere ahead of this front from now through this evening. We’re already seeing that at this hour.

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The Cumberland Plateau remains in the marginal risk for severe weather. The greatest threat will be the heavier downpours that could quickly put down a lot of water. Be careful if you’re out driving and encounter one of these downpours. Our atmosphere is juicy enough for tropical downpours of rainfall.

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Again, the severe threat is very low. A damaging wind gust can’t be ruled out, but I’m not worried about widespread severe weather. That activity will stay well north of our area. The Storm Prediction Center does not expect to issue any severe weather watches for our area. Just keep in mind that even if we don’t have a watch, an isolated severe wind gust can still happen.

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You all take care. I’ll let you know if anything changes.

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