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UPDATED: Preliminary storm reports for May 26

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Here's a list of links to National Service storm reports from the May 26, 2011 severe weather event in the Tennessee Valley:

East TN & western NC: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mrx/stormreports/

GA: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/text.php?pil=atllsrffc&version=0 (click 'Previous Version' near the top of each page to view previous reports)

AL: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/?n=hunsur_may_25-26_reports
Updated Friday, May 27, 2011 at 2:40 p.m.
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No Watches or Warnings in the viewing area at this time.
The overnight hours and Friday should be relatively quiet. The weekend will be hotter with only an outside chance of rain.

Updated Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 11:37 p.m.
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Showers & storms are winding down across the viewing area. Although east TN remains under the Severe T-Storm Watch until midnight ET, any redevelopment through the overnight hours should be scattered at best and likely non-severe.

Updated Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:00 p.m.
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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for east TN until midnight ET tonight.


A cold front is approaching the Cumberland Plateau. Ahead of this front, showers and scattered t-storms will continue across much of the viewing area until  late tonight. Most storms will be non-severe but may contain heavy rain and cloud-to-ground lightning. Friday and the weekend will be much drier!

Updated Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 8:10 p.m.
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General thunderstorms and severe weather threats diminishing over the next few hours, but the NWS has extended the Severe T-Storm WATCH for east Tennessee & western North Carolina to 12:00 am.

After dark storms aren't expected to be widespread, and severe chances are low.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for all TN, AL, GA, & NC counties in the Channel 3 viewing area until 6 p.m. EDT tonight.

Ample moisture and instability have combined to produce scattered severe storms this afternoon. This batch of storms should move out of the eastern counties in a few hours. However, isolated cells may redevelop tonight with the approach of a cold front with only a slight risk of severe storms.

Main threats are still damaging winds, hail, lightning, and brief heavy rain. The chance for a tornado is very low.

By late tonight, overall rain and storm chances diminish greatly through the holiday weekend!

Updated Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 2:45 p.m.
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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - There is a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for our viewing area until 6:00 p.m. Eastern. 

The best chance of severe weather will come in the form of damaging winds, small hail, and lots of cloud to ground lightning. 

There is a small chance of a tornado, but it is a VERY small chance.  

After 6:00 p.m., we still may see one or two isolated storms into the overnight hours, but there is not much risk of any severe weather with those. 

Friday, we will see cooler and drier weather moving in.  We will heat right back up over the holiday weekend with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 90s.

While this will not be an event even close to the magnitude of a month ago, it still bears watching closely.  Power outages, downed trees and limbs have already happened and are still possible with storms this afternoon.

We have several ways to keep you informed. Updated Watches and Warnings will scroll on the screen throughout the day.

You can track and zoom the rain right to your neighborhood on the iRadar.

Search "WRCB" for free local weather apps on iPhone and Droid. Other mobile devices can use m.WRCBtv.com. You can also interact with other viewers at Facebook.com/WRCBtv, Facebook.com/WRCBweather, Twitter.com/WRCBweather, and Twitter.com/WRCB.

If you see weather problems and it is safe to do so, send a photo to pix@wrcbtv.com.

-David Karnes

 

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been allowed to expire in Southeast Tennessee.  A Warning remains in effect for McMinn County until 12:15 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for the entire Channel 3 viewing area until 5:00 p.m. ET.

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea Counties until 11:45. Damaging winds, hail, and lightning are the main threats with these storms.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for the entire Channel 3 viewing area until 5:00 p.m. ET.

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – After a few rounds of rain and thunderstorms this morning, we will have another round firing up this afternoon through this evening. 

There is a slight risk of severe weather with the biggest threat coming from damaging wind gusts of 50+ mph. 

In some of the stronger storms, we may see some hail and even an isolated tornado or two.

While this will not be an event even close to the magnitude of a month ago, it still bears watching closely. 

Power outages, downed trees and limbs have already happened and are still possible with storms this afternoon.

We have several ways to keep you informed. Updated Watches and Warnings will scroll on the screen throughout the day.

You can track and zoom the rain right to your neighborhood on the iRadar.

Search "WRCB" for free local weather apps on iPhone and Droid. Other mobile devices can use m.WRCBtv.com. You can also interact with other viewers at Facebook.com/WRCBtv, Facebook.com/WRCBweather, Twitter.com/WRCBweather, and Twitter.com/WRCB.

If you see weather problems and it is safe to do so, send a photo to pix@wrcbtv.com.

 

-David Karnes 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Strong winds from thunderstorms that continue to move through Tennessee have damaged homes, businesses and electric lines. In Smithville, about 55 miles east of Nashville, powerful winds wrecked a convenience store early Thursday.

In Nashville, the city power distributor says nearly 20,000 customers remained in the dark as dawn broke Thursday.

The Rutherford County emergency management director reported a possible tornado shortly before midnight, southeast of Murfreesboro.

The roof was peeled off of a house in Lawrence County.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency had no reports of deaths or serious injuries from the storms.

A slow-moving cold front is tracking northeastward across Tennessee and it is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms to the Tennessee Valley on Friday into Friday night.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Storms continue to rumble across Tennessee, causing damage from toppled trees and power outages as electric lines are knocked down.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency had no reports of deaths or serious injuries Thursday morning, but damage is widespread across the state.

The line of storms moved into Tennessee late Wednesday afternoon and pounded the state overnight.

By dawn Thursday, National Weather Service radar was showing areas of rain west of Interstate 65 in southern Middle Tennessee and on the southern Cumberland Plateau.

The slow-moving cold front was expected to bring showers and thunderstorms on the plateau and the western Tennessee Valley on Thursday into Thursday night.

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Today will be hot and humid with highs in the low 90s. I am not expecting any rain today. 

Late tonight into tomorrow morning we may see a few strong storms developing. 

We will see another round of storms Thursday afternoon. 

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a SLIGHT risk of severe weather for our area. 

An important thing to remember is this WILL NOT be a repeat of the last event.  With that said, the main threats will be from lightning, hail and gusty winds. The threat from tornadoes is low, but one or two are certainly possible. 

Rainfall will be heavy at times, and we could get .50" to 1" of rain through the day Thursday. 

We have several ways to keep you informed. Updated Watches and Warnings will scroll on the screen throughout the day. You can track and zoom the rain right to your neighborhood on the iRadar. Search "WRCB" for free local weather apps on iPhone and Droid. Other mobile devices can use m.WRCBtv.com. You can also interact with other viewers at Facebook.com/WRCBtv, Facebook.com/WRCBweather, Twitter.com/WRCBweather, and Twitter.com/WRCB. If you see weather problems and it is safe to do so, send a photo to pix@wrcbtv.com.

 

- David Karnes

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