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Sunday Storm Update (Issued Sat @ 7:30 pm)

First of all, the rocket launch in Virginia that I had mentioned earlier has been put on hold until Sunday evening at around 7:00 pm. central time. The unique launch will release a gas that we might be able to see from here, if skies will cooperate tomorrow evening. The gas is harmless, of course (mostly water vapor).

It’s certainly been a cool and cloudy Mother’s Day weekend thus far. A warm front overnight will change that!

Tomorrow should be a warmer, more humid day. A cold front will then dive into that airmass by Sunday afternoon. The result will be showers and thunderstorms. Some of those storms may be strong, possibly severe. Gusty winds and some hail are the main threats.

The storms have been speeding up in the latest round of guidance. This is one model, showing that line of storms approaching northwest TN by 7:00 am in the morning. That could put them blowing into our neck of the woods around noon.

The good news is that it looks like storms will be losing their punch as they approach the plateau. The stronger storms should stay back toward Nashville and points west. As the line of storms moves our way, it will encounter an atmosphere that will likely be much less hospitable to storms.

Never the less, we’ll be weather aware tomorrow afternoon, just in case one or two of those storms decides to stay a lil rowdy a little longer than expected.

I’ll be watching it all for you tomorrow, so be sure and stay tuned!

After tomorrow’s brief warm-up, we plunge right back into a cooler pattern for the upcoming week. I don’t know about you all, but I’m getting tired of wearing sweatshirts in May!

I wouldn’t even be surprised if we have some frost Tuesday night in the colder spots! That’s why I always tell people to wait until May 15th before you plant anything that’s frost-sensitive. Even then, I’d check the forecast, especially in these cooler springs.

You all take care and I’ll keep an eye on that Sunday forecast!

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