Strong to severe storms possible Saturday evening

Severe storms continue to approach the Tennessee Valley from Middle Tennessee.

Previously, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for north Alabama, though it has since been cancelled. With that said, a new watch may be issued for the region before sunset.

With respect to Saturday evening, the main impacts would be gusty winds that could knock down trees and power lines and large hail.

What to Expect: Storms will not be widespread Saturday, but clusters of storms developing to our west and northwest will track through Tennessee and Alabama throughout the course of the day. That means you will still have plenty of dry time on Saturday, but you need to be ready to head indoors quickly if a storm develops nearby.

Severe Risk: The Storm Prediction Center keeps the Tennessee Valley under a *SLIGHT RISK* of severe thunderstorms for Saturday. Any storms that develop could bring damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and intense lightning.

Keep in mind lightning can strike 10-15 miles away from the parent storm, so you should seek shelter as soon as you can see lightning or hear thunder.

Storm complexes that are developing over the Midwest will continue to drift south into Alabama through this evening. This will keep unorganized scattered storms through sunset.

Be sure to stay weather aware by setting alerts and using the interactive radar through Live Alert 19 App.

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