Potentially strong to severe storms tonight, possible damaging winds
Rain and storms will move into our region this evening, beginning around 5PM EST for our western counties. The storms will continue through our area until about 1AM. Some of these storms may be strong to severe. The greater threat of severe storms will be well to the west of us, but our western counties, Jackson Co, AL, Grundy, Sequatchie, Marion, Bledsoe, and Van Buren Counties, have a marginal risk for isolated severe weather tonight.
Even if a storm is not technically severe, it can still be strong. The biggest threats locally are for gusty, damaging wind and heavy pockets of rain since we have saturated ground. We have several active river and creek Flood Warnings, so do be mindful if you live in a flood prone area, especially regions where water has not receded from last month's rain.
For Sunday, the last of the showers should be exiting our area by about 6AM for our far eastern and southern counties. After which, the rest of Sunday will be mainly dry. There should be breaks in the cloud cover for Sunday early afternoon with warm highs in the low 70s for a partly sunny to mostly cloudy day. Clouds will increase again for Sunday evening.
Monday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-60s, and Tuesday will be partly sunny with highs in the low 60s. Temperatures will warm up even more with highs in the mid to upper 60s on Wednesday.
The chance for more showers and storms then returns on Thursday and Friday next week with warm temperatures again in the upper 60s to low 70s on Thursday and mid-60s on Friday.
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- 9PM... Storms, 61
- Midnight... Storms Diminishing, 58