Some thunderstorms rolled through the Cookeville area on Wednesday with small-sized hail (pea or about 1/2 the size of a dime) that morning and more thunder/lightning and heavy rain during the late afternoon hours. These storms brought .55" of rain. Winds gusted to 23 mph and we saw a high of 54°. Thursday's weather will be quite interesting! More on this in the following paragraph.
Expect record-breaking warmth on Thursday with an expected high of 75° (we could go a few degrees higher)...the record for February 23rd is 74° set back in 1980. The other big news for Thursday is the expectation of widespread strong thunderstorms across the entire mid-state area of Tennessee. Now is a good time to make sure your weather radio is in good working order or even make a purchase of a weather radio. For those of you who have 'smartphones', there are all sorts of 'apps' from either the Android or Apple store. Reports from trained storm spotters may be needed by the National Weather Service office in Nashville.
Much more coming up in the next 12 hours on the possibilities of severe weather.
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