TENNESSEE VALLEY – Severe thunderstorms are expected to arrive in north Alabama and southern Tennessee late Friday evening through early Saturday morning. A tornado watch is in effect for north Alabama and southern Tennessee through 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Storms Friday night: The storms are firing up slower/later than originally forecast, but a wave of strong to severe storms is expected to surge south of I-40 in Tennessee after 8pm; this means that the storms would arrive in the Tennessee Valley late Friday night (after 10 PM). The specific timeline for any one spot is highly variable; be alert for watches and warnings if they are required for your area.
The first wave of storms ends early Saturday morning, but more scattered heavy – and potentially severe – storms develop Saturday afternoon and evening. There is a *SLIGHT RISK* outlined for much of Alabama and Georgia for Saturday as well; that’s mainly for the risk of strong winds and hail within individual storms.
Our meteorologists will continue to monitor the conditions; below is the latest information.