KNOXVILLE (WATE) - After a warm a breezy day, a few isolated thunderstorms will pop
up this evening (20%) ahead of a main line of strong storms back to our west.
Middle Tennessee will get severe weather during the evening hours today, and
that system tracks east into our viewing area by midnight.
These storms will
pack a punch with potentially damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, heavy rain,
and loud thunder.
We can't rule out an isolated tornado, although we are not expecting
a widespread tornado outbreak in our viewing area.
The timing on this looks to
be from 11 p.m. until around 3 a.m., and then some rain showers will linger until
around 9 a.m. on Friday morning.
Since this is happening during the nighttime
hours, it's a good idea to have either a NOAA weather radio or our WATE Weather
App. Our WATE App is free, just search "Knoxville Weather" in your phone's
store. One of the neat things about this app is that you can set it to follow
your current location. It will sound an alert to wake you up if a warning is
issued. You can also set it for other counties if you have family in other
parts of the state.