The Weather Authority is closely monitoring the potential for strong to severe storms Thursday. Storms will move in from the north, starting with a chance of storms for your morning commute, with the threat increasing as the day wears on.

Stay weather aware across the Tennessee Valley between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Our Live Alert 19 weather app will keep you updated!

Outlook and Threats

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has highlighted the area under a ‘Marginal Risk’ (level 1 out of 5) for storm development. While we are on the lower end of this scale, the environment over the region will support isolated strong to severe storm development.

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The main severe weather threat will be damaging winds. Heavy rain and frequent lightning will also accompany the strongest. The potential for a tornado is low but not zero as there is some directional shear in the model data. Directional shear is a change in the wind direction with height. Flooding could become a greater threat if storm motion slows as it tracks through.

With the threat of storms in the forecast it is important to have multiple ways to receive weather alerts if they are issued. Downloading the Live Alert 19 App is a great way to stay updated on radar trends and weather alerts for your area.

Stay with the Weather Authority as we continue to keep up updated on the latest information.