A wave of strong to severe thunderstorms moved through north Alabama and southern Tennessee late this morning through early afternoon.
The storms felled numerous trees in Lauderdale County Alabama, and they produced significant storm damage near Loretto in southeastern Lawrence County Tennessee.
The Storm Prediction Center continues to place North Alabama and Southern Tennessee outlined with a *SLIGHT* risk of severe storms for the day ahead. The most likely impacts will come from damaging winds up to 60+mph and large hail. We can’t rule out the threat of a weak tornado at this point, but it is still a low risk.
The most likely impacts will come from damaging winds up to 60+mph and large hail. We can’t rule out the threat of a weak tornado at this point, but it is still a low risk.
The storms are occurring along a cold front that has swept south of the Tennessee Valley Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, this cold front is associated with an upper level low that continues to push unsettled weather into the region this weekend.
As a result, the threat for thunderstorms continues on Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening. On Sunday we’ll see a similar pattern as Saturday, but the storms won’t be as numerous.
Any storms that develop either day could get heavy quickly, with frequent lightning, heavy downpours, and gusty winds. Make sure any plans you make for the weekend will allow you to seek shelter quickly if a strong storms develops. If thunder roars, go indoors!