It’s been a noisy night and a noisy morning on the plateau! We’ve had some close lightning strikes here in downtown Crossville this morning. I feel like it’s following me at this point (ha). The good news is that all of this morning activity, like last night’s, is below severe limits and is not expected to become severe. We’re looking good for today, aside from dodging some lightning bolts and some heavy downpours. Be safe out driving.
More storms may make noise for us tonight. I’m not sure I look forward to another night of scared dogs. Hopefully the lights stay on this time, though…. A HUGE thank you to VEC for being out in that mess this morning and trying to figure out where lightning had hit to knock our lights out.
The greatest concern for severe storms comes Wednesday night. We’ll need to be weather aware in the timeframe of 9:00 pm – 3:00 am. All modes of severe weather will be possible, though damaging straight-line winds looks like the greatest threat.
I’ll update again tonight at about 9:00 pm.
The simulation below begins at 7:00 pm Wednesday evening, with a line of very strong storms crossing the Mississippi River and exiting the plateau by 2:00 a.m. Keep in mind that this line could speed up or slow down, so timing may be adjusted. This all means that we need to be weather-aware from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. I’ll, of course, give the ALL-CLEAR when the threat has passed.
The radar simulation above shows what many of us are thinking….that a line of very strong to severe storms will cross West Tennessee and then weaken as they move across Middle TN. That is certainly the most believable solution. The hope is that all that’s left of those storms when they get here are some gusty winds and rain.
I’ll be keeping an eye on things!