Good Monday, everyone. I wanted to give you a quick update to our forecast. First of all, today is looking fine. Just look for clouds to continue to increase and thicken up, ahead of increasing rain chances for tonight. We may get a shower or two before sunset but those should be isolated.
I wanted to give you a bit of a heads up for some possible strong storms that may affect us into the night, especially for those of you in Fentress County. The latest short-term models show a complex of thunderstorms pushing in around midnight. I’m not sure those will reach all of the plateau, but the closer to the Kentucky border you are the better your chance for storms. At this time, those are not expected to be severe but I’ll keep a close eye on that.
If the latest data verifies, only about half of us will see measurable rainfall tonight and much of that will fall across Fentress County.
This is a radar simulation that begins at 11:00 pm and ends at 4:00 a.m. tonight. The radar moves in one-hour increments.
We all need be leery of possible strong to severe storms Tuesday afternoon and evening. Right now, that threat looks to stay mainly to our west and affect an area from Lebanon to Memphis much more so that it will our area. I’ll continue to monitor that closely, as well, and let you know if anything changes with that. Much of our area is in a marginal, low-end, risk for severe storms tomorrow afternoon and evening.
Again, if the latest date coming in this morning verifies, half of us won’t see our first raindrops from this event until tomorrow afternoon.
Keep in mind that several inches of rain could fall this week on the plateau.
I’ll update again this evening. You all take care!