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

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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.

ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL

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.

See more continuous updates on our weather blog, Valleywx.com.

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