Strong storms on the way: Heavy rain, potentially damaging winds arrive this evening

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms are moving through western Tennessee as well as Mississippi, and this line is on its way to northern Alabama and southern-middle Tennessee. Track heavy storms with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19!

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The Storm Prediction Center has put the Tennessee Valley under an area of ‘slight’ risk of severe storms through the evening. What does the outlook mean?  Today’s threat is (2) ‘Slight”. This means that scattered severe storms are possible, but we expect them to be short-lived and not very widespread.

The greatest threat around here comes from strong, gusty winds; however, the threat is not a very big one. Our atmosphere will only be marginally unstable across the Valley. The front itself is strong enough for a few strong to severe storms to be possible though, and a few brief spin-up tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

The Storm Prediction Center has also issued a severe thunderstorm watch for middle and southern Tennessee, including Wayne, Lawrence and Giles counties. It is yet to be determined if northern Alabama would be added to this watch.

Storms begin in Northwest Alabama after 4 PM and move southeast to Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain between 6 PM and 8 PM.

 

Track heavy storms with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19!

Need some specifics about the weekend or next week? They’re always online at WHNT.com/Weather and in the “Daily Forecast” section on Live Alert 19!