Lots of rain, gusty winds expected
There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather today for the entire Tennessee Valley. A Marginal Risk means isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible. The biggest threat with storms today will be gusty winds up to 60 mph. The rain and storm chance today will taper off by 6pm-7pm.
Up to 1 inch of rain is possible by evening. Those near Catoosa, Chattooga, southern Dade, Walker and Floyd Counties could get upwards to 2” by this evening.
Another round of showers and thunderstorms will be increasing early on Thursday morning. All of the Tennessee Valley is under a Marginal Risk again tomorrow. Rain looks to start back up by 4AM-5AM early tomorrow, with isolated strong storms possible in the morning and early afternoon. The wind will be picking up mid morning too, with winds gusting 30-35 mph in the valley, to up to 40 mph on the plateaus. I imagine a High Wind Watch will be issued for the Smokies on Thursday, as winds look to gust greater than 40 mph. Rainfall amounts from Thursday 4AM to Thursday 5PM will range from 0.50” to 1” again.
Temperatures will be plummeting tomorrow! Rain will be ending between 3PM and 5PM in Hamilton county. Perhaps another hour for the far eastern counties of Monroe, Polk, Cherokee, and Fannin ending between 4PM and 6PM. This is great news for trick-or-treating tomorrow, but it will be chilly! Colder air looks like it arrives quicker, than what I thought yesterday. Doorbell ringers should expect temperatures in the 40s! It won’t be as gusty, but gusts of 15-20 is possible during this time.