Good Sunday evening, everyone! I wanted to update you all on the severe weather threat coming on Monday. The threat continues to look like a low-end threat. However, it’s a threat we still need to be aware of.
WHAT: A line of thunderstorms, some of which could be strong/severe
MAIN HAZARD: A damaging straight-line wind gust, though a brief tornado cannot be completely ruled out
WHEN: Threat timeframe looks to be from 10:00 am to noon.
A line of storms will take shape in the morning across West Tennessee. We will then track that line as it moves across the state. The timing of the line, coming during the first half of the day, should help keep storms from being as severe as they might be if they came in the warmest part of the day.
The passage of this system will lead to an unsettled week but storms are not expected after Monday. By Friday, a strong cold front will move through and send temps plummeting by Friday night. I’m even monitoring that situation for the possibility of light accumulating snow (March, right?). Temps Friday night may plunge to near 20 degrees! Highs Saturday may struggle to reach the freezing mark. Thankfully, that blast of sharply colder air looks to be short-lived, with temps warming back up by Sunday.
Remember, we should never plant anything that’s frost-sensitive until after Mother’s Day….and even then I’d check the forecast! The latest frost on record occurred on June 3, 1956.
You all take care and have a nice evening! I’ll have a full update in the morning.