Forecast: Storms heading our way

Forecast: Storms heading our way

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Sever weather to the west will reach us early Sunday morning. Sever weather to the west will reach us early Sunday morning.

SATURDAY EVENING: Windy, Warm, Late T-Storms. Low: 61

SUNDAY: A.M. Storms, Windy. 100%. High: 67

Strong storms in Nashville around 10:20 p.m. Saturday will quickly moving in our direction. These storms are moving at 70 mph. 

The storms are expected to weaken, but we still have the risk of strong wind, thunder, and heavy downpours late Saturday night (start time of 2am-3am EST on the plateau, 5-6am for the valley, 8-9am for the mountains).

Notice the elevated risk map to the right. The biggest threat of severe weather is in middle Tennessee. The yellow area in East Tennessee represents slight risk, and even though the mountains are not included in that zone, the entire area has a chance of thunderstorms with high winds early on Sunday. 

Fentress and Cumberland Counties are included in a tornado watch, along with middle Tennessee, until 2am CST Sunday. 

We were close to a record high today. The record was 74 set in 1967 and temps in Knoxville made it to 73.

Tonight is windy with a Wind Advisory in the high elevations. Make sure all patio furniture is secured before going to bed.

The big weather system that swept across the nation will move through our area early on Sunday morning (4am-10am). It is expected to weaken as it reaches us, but we still have a slight chance of one or two severe storms.

Strong winds at 60+mph with a few thunderstorms will be the main threat with this system. Even with the wind and rain, it will be warm.

Lows are around 60 expected on Saturday night.

On Sunday, most of the rain/thunder will be in the morning. It tapers off during the afternoon with highs in the upper 60s.

A couple of showers may linger into Monday morning, but we'll dry out quickly on Monday afternoon. It will be much cooler with highs in the upper 40s.

Tuesday, Christmas Eve, is the coldest day of the week. Highs will only be in the 30s. It won't be a white Christmas, but it will be chilly.

 

 

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