The Storm Prediction Center knows how to ring in the New Year! Just as we struck midnight, my weather radio went to blaring!
The tornado watch is for Fentress county until 7:00 a.m. The SPC is still more concerned about counties near the Kentucky border, which is Fentress county for us. The watch is for the counties shaded in yellow on the map below. I thought they would go with a severe thunderstorm watch but the atmosphere is becoming volatile enough for tornadoes in the watch area. Cumberland county is too close for comfort, so don’t you all completely let your guard down. Sleep with the weather radio on and a app that is ready to wake you up (I recommend the Red Cross tornado app).
You all take care. I’m watching it all!