Tropical Depression Harvey shifting northeast across Mississippi toward Tennessee today and tonight puts us in a position where severe storms are possible. Some may develop as early as 10 AM to noon in Mississippi and Northwest Alabama; however, the best chance of storms producing strong winds and brief tornadoes comes in the afternoon and evening.
When to expect the rain and storms: The timing for the roughest storms is listed above, but there will be other periods of rain with some occasional thunder and lightning through Thursday and Friday:
- Thursday: Now through 10 PM (some severe storms possible - see above)
- Friday: patchy areas of rain lingering from overnight through mid-morning, a few more in the afternoon
- Saturday: a slim chance of an isolated shower or two; most of us won't see a drop of rain
Harvey's remnant low moves northeast of Nashville by Saturday morning wrapping drier air in behind it; that shuts down the threat of rain (except for a very slim chance of a spotty shower) for the weekend.
How much rain should you expect? Short-range forecast models flip-flop a lot. It's in their nature, so when you see an image showing variable rainfall, understand that these are estimates:
Worried about high school football and UNA's game Thursday night? Be alert! Some of those storms will be rough.
Worried about high school football for Friday night? Don't be worried. Rain will be moving out.