Possibility of Severe Weather: Time Frame For This Evening’s Storms


A line of intense thunderstorms moving into West Tennessee is moving southeast at about 40 MPH. A number of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are in progress along this line that has now passed east of the Mississippi River. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH remains in effect for NW Alabama and much of West Tennessee until 9 PM.


We do expect the potential for some damaging winds in excess of 60 MPH within this line as it approaches Hardin and Wayne Counties in Southern Tennessee by 5 PM. The storms should hold together as far east as Lawrence (TN), Giles, and Lincoln Counties through 7 PM in Tennessee, and in North Alabama, the strongest storms will occur in Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Lawrence, Colbert, Franklin, Marion and Winston Counties through 7 PM.

As they continue moving east after 7:00, they should go through a weakening phase in the Tennessee Valley, but they are expected to keep roaring on at near severe limits through West-Central Alabama (areas west of I-65 near US 43 between Hamilton and Tuscaloosa).

We track individual storms on a scale of minutes to about an hour, so this is simply a forecast. It is not a warning of any kind of any statement saying that you need to take action at a specific time. Listen for possible warnings later as the storms get nearer. Pinpointing individual communities is impossible, so please take this as a guideline.

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