Friday, April 1, 2011

Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 3:59 PM CDT on April 01, 2011

... A potential severe weather and heavy rainfall event likely
Monday through Monday night...

As a strong low pressure system moves through the lower Great
Lakes region Monday and Monday night...a strong cold front is
expected to move through the area. Ahead of this cold front...
afternoon high temperatures will warm to near 80 degrees at
most locations...mid 70s plateau...with a moist and increasingly
unstable airmass expected to be in Monday afternoon.

Also...surface and low level winds are expected to be very strong.
This potential weather pattern will set the stage for a potential
widespread strong to severe thunderstorm development across the
mid state...with the potential of these thunderstorms forming
into a well organized line segment...and even the possibility of
supercells forming ahead and within this line segment also. This
could bring the possibility of a widespread damaging wind event
with large hail to the mid state. Also...a few tornadoes could
also be possible.

Along with the severe thunderstorms...heavy rainfall and flash
flooding could also be possible...with rainfall amounts of
between one and three inches. Localized amounts above three inches
can also not be ruled out in areas that experience repeated
thunderstorm activity Monday through Monday night.

The exact timing and strength of this storm system still remains
uncertain. However...residents across middle Tennessee and those
who will be traveling in and out of middle Tennessee...Monday
through Monday night...should keep aware of this potentially
developing severe weather situation. Please also stay tuned to
NOAA Weather Radio and your local media outlets for the latest
updates on this potential developing severe weather outbreak
across middle Tennessee Monday through Monday night.

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