Severe weather possible overnight Thursday into Friday morning

Severe weather possible overnight Thursday into Friday morning


6 Storm Team Meteorologist

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - After a warm a breezy day, a few isolated thunderstorms will popup 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, andthat system tracks east into our viewing area by midnight.

These storms willpack 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 expectinga widespread tornado outbreak in our viewing area.

The timing on this looks tobe from 11 p.m. until around 3 a.m., and then some rain showers will linger untilaround 9 a.m. on Friday morning.

Since this is happening during the nighttimehours, it's a good idea to have either a NOAA weather radio or our WATE WeatherApp. Our WATE App is free, just search "Knoxville Weather" in your phone'sstore. One of the neat things about this app is that you can set it to followyour current location. It will sound an alert to wake you up if a warning isissued. You can also set it for other counties if you have family in otherparts of the state.

Click here to learn how to set up the WATE Knoxville Weather App

Rain moves out early on Friday, and we are dry for the restof the weekend. It will be cooler for Friday through Sunday with highs in theupper 50s and lows around freezing.

Weather Safety Tips

  • Download the WATE Weather App. Set it to sound alerts foryour location.
  • Tie down any loose objects on patios or porches.
  • Have a Plan. Make sure your family knows where to go if aTornado Warning is issued.
    • Lowest Level of Your Home
    • Most Interior Room (put as many walls betweenyou and outside as possible)
    • Have Bike Helmets for Kids and You
    • Battery Powered Radio or Cell Phones Ready
  • Make Plans in Case Power Goes Out. Have Flashlights, Water, Clothes Washed Aheadof Time, Etc.
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