Unseasonably mild weather will combine with a powerful storm system to bring heavy rainfall and thunderstorms to our region Friday night through Saturday night. A few of the storms could become severe, with damaging winds, large hail, and even the possibility for a tornado. In addition, storms will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall and cloud-to-ground lightning.
While Friday night’s threat appears low, it’s not zero. This is when having a NOAA weather radio comes in handy. If you have one of those you can sleep Friday night knowing that if a warning is issued the radio will sound an alarm and wake you up.
Saturday’s threat looks much higher than Friday’s, as a strong cold front moves through the area. Again, all modes of severe weather will be possible.
Friday night’s threat is uncertain. It may turn out that the greatest threat stays to our west and back toward the Nashville area. I’ll keep an eye on this through the day tomorrow and update you accordingly. The night is looking wet and some of that rain could be heavy. Keep this in mind if you have plans for New Year celebrations.
There are still uncertainties with Saturday’s system, including whether or not clouds and rain will keep us more stable. If it appears the atmosphere will destabilize more than what some data is suggesting, my concern will increase. It is highly unlikely that my concern will decrease.
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I’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the event. For now, just make sure your severe weather safety plan is in place.
I’ll have a full blog update out in the morning.
You all take care and thank you for trusting me with your weather!