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Storm Update for New Years Day (issued Thurs at 5:45 pm)

Friday is still looking like a warm and windy day. High temps should climb into the lower 60s areawide. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Be sure and secure any loose objects you may have outside.

As for storms, the NWS Nashville and the Storm Prediction Center share my sentiments in having very low confidence in severe weather for tomorrow. We would need to warm substantially in order to have anything significant. That warming would require abundant sunshine and there’s just no evidence that will happen. These clouds are loving our plateau!

There is a bit of a tornado threat for areas mainly west of the plateau, but even that chance is set at 2%.

That being said, IF we can get a storm going it could easily produce some damaging wind gusts. There is a LOT of wind energy in the atmosphere tomorrow and those winds increase as you go up. A storm would be able to push those stronger winds to the surface. These incidences would be very isolated. Widespread severe weather continues to look highly unlikely.

I’ll keep an eye on things for ya and let you know if anything changes. I’m not expecting any watches to be issued but I’ll let you know if there are.

It’s a chilly night out there right now! Temps are in the upper 30s to lower 40s this evening. A light southerly wind overnight may bring those temps up a few degrees as we go through the night. Still, it’s a chilly, damp night out there.

You all take care and be sure and have a very happy New Year!

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