Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Special Weather Statement

...Strong Storm System Will Move Across Middle Tennessee On Thursday...

A Strong Storm System...Bringing Ahead Of It An Increasing Chance Of Showers Across Locations West To East Across Middle Tennessee Early Thursday Morning Through The Mid Morning Hours...And Then Numerous Showers And Thunderstorms For The Remainder Of The Morning Hours Through The Afternoon And Into The Evening Hours...Is Expected Across The Mid State As The Day Progresses On Thursday. Even Though Overall Instability And Thus The Overall Potential Of Lightning With This Event Will Be Limited Also...A Strong Southerly Low Level Jet Develops Across The Area Also As Thursday Morning Progresses...
Sustained Surface Winds Of 20 To 25 Mph Are Expected With Gusts Of
30 To 35 Mph Possible Through The Afternoon And Into The Evening Hours Also...And This Will Set The Stage For A Highly Sheared Environment Across The Mid State. Thus...As The Afternoon Hours Approach And Progress...And Into The Evening Hours Also...Some Of These Thunderstorms Could Be Strong To Severe...With Strong To Damaging Straight Line Winds. The Storm Prediction Center Has Placed All Of Middle Tennessee In A Slight Risk For Severe Thunderstorms On Thursday. It Is Also Possible That Isolated Tornadoes May Form Across The Area. Along With The Possibility Of Strong To Severe Thunderstorms...Brief Heavy Rainfall Due To High Atmospheric Moisture Content Expected Will Also Be Possible As The Day Progresses On Thursday. This Could Result In Localized Flooding Potential Also.
Strong To Severe Thunderstorms Will Enter Western Middle Tennessee During The Afternoon And Progressing Eastward Through The Cumberland Plateau By Late Evening.

Please Exercise Caution On Any Outdoor Activities Planned For Thursday And Thursday Night.

To Monitor The Latest In Weather Conditions And This Developing Weather Situation...Visit Weather.Gov/nashville...Stay Tuned To Noaa Weather Radio...And/or Local Media Sources.

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