As mentioned in this morning’s forecast, there is a risk this evening for a strong storm across northern Fentress County. Those storms in eastern Kentucky are trying to build southwestward and some of that activity may move into northern Fentress County over the next couple of hours. Any of us should be able to look to the northeast after dark and see lightning in some of the taller thunderheads.
The greatest threat for strong to severe storms will come Saturday afternoon and evening. The main threat will be damaging straight-line winds with any storm. Heavy rainfall could also lead to flash flooding. Be safe!
As I stated in this morning’s blog, the Storm Prediction Center has highlighted Tennessee in the marginal risk for severe storms for Saturday. That remains true with each update they’ve done today.
If you have outdoor plans on Saturday, just keep an eye on the radar and make sure shelter is nearby, just in case you need to seek cover from a storm. Remember, if you can hear thunder you’re close enough to be struck by lightning.
If anything pops up on radar for you folks in Fentress County this evening, I’ll jump back on here and update you on that!
Otherwise, you all stay safe and I’ll have a full update in the morning blog!
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