Severe weather threatening East Tennessee

Severe weather threatening East Tennessee


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Severe weather is threatening parts of East Tennessee as a cold front moves in Sunday evening.

Check the 6 Storm Team interactive radar for current conditions in your area. 

The front will sweep across the state throughout Sunday into early Monday morning, setting the stage for the possibility of strong/severe storms.

Meteorologist Ken Weathers says there appears to be 2 "windows of opportunity" for thunderstorms today.

The first comes early to mid afternoon Sunday and the second with the cold front itself later tonight, between 9 PM Sunday and 12 AM Monday.

The first opportunity this afternoon should have numerous showers with the possibility of thunderstorms. Some of these "isolated" storms could produce some damaging wind gusts and a very low possibility of a tornado. 

The coverage appears to become a little more scattered late Sunday afternoon into the evening until the cold front moves through later. It is along this line that some damaging wind gusts could develop.

It will be windy most of the day SUnday, even without showers or storms in the area and especially in the higher elevation areas.

Once the front pushes through overnight Sunday into Monday morning, we will see a much quieter weather pattern in the following days.

A representative from the Knoxville Utilities Board says they have extra KUB and contracted crews on standby in the case of power outages. 

Here's your 24 hour outlook:

Sunday: Windy with showers and storms at times (80% coverage). Some of the storms could be severe with damaging wind gusts possible. High: 70°.

Sunday Night: Showers and storms remain likely early (80% coverage), then breezy and cooler overnight. Low: 49°.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High: 62°.

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