The Storm Prediction Center just issued a statement advising that a watch may be issued for parts of Middle TN and Kentucky within the next few hours. The atmosphere has become very unstable this afternoon and the potential is there for severe storms. Now, while the potential is there, we continue to lack a strong mechanism to kick off storms, such as a cold front, etc. Nevertheless, IF a storm develops in this environment it will most certainly become quite intense. Large hail and damaging wind would be the main threats, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Let’s be weather-aware the rest of the afternoon and into the early evening. Know where you would go in case a warning is issued, just in case.