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Strong storms on the way this afternoon/evening.

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Good Tuesday.  The earlier you had to the polls, the better your chance of beating the storms.  This morning will be cool and calm with temps in the 30s and 40s.  We hit the low 70s yesterday, and I expect another warm one today with a high of 70 ahead of a cold front that will pass through this afternoon.

The front will bring strong storms to the area through the afternoon and evening hours. 

IMPACT: The biggest threat from these storms will be the potential for damaging wind gusts.  Downed tree limbs and power lines are a real possibility, and you should be prepared for a power outage just in case.

TIMING (EST): The storms will move over the Cumber;land Plateau between 1pm and 4pm.  They will move through the Tennessee Valley and northwest Georgia between 4pm and 7pm.  They will then hold together and slide through the Blue Ridge Mtns. during the evening between 7pm and 10pm.

Overnight, we will see the storms moving out, and much colder air moving in.  Lows Wednesday morning will be in the 30s.  Wednesday will remain cool and dry with the high reaching about 49.

Thursday will be chilly as well with temps ranging from 32 in the morning to 52 in the afternoon.  Thursday night we will have another front move through, but it will only bring some light scattered showers to the area.

Friday through the weekend will be sunny with temps climbing from the mid 50s Friday to the mid 60s Saturday and Sunday.

To track today's storms interactively, download the WRCB weather app.    David Karnes

TUESDAY:

8am... Partly Cloudy, 49

Noon... Scattered Showers, 63

3pm... Storms Developing, 70

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