Severe Potential Next Week - 04/25/14

A few thoughts on next weeks severe storms:

It still looks likely for strong to severe thunderstorms to pop beginning Sunday and lasting until Wednesday morning.  This is going to be a muti-day severe weather outbreak that everyone needs to be prepared for.

A warm front will lift north on Sunday afternoon, popping thunderstorms through the afternoon.  At this point, the main source of energy will still be well west of middle Tennessee (thus the severe threat will be marginal) but we could still see a few strong storms in the afternoon.  Later in the evening, thunderstorms are expected to increase in coverage with a line of strong storms producing gusty winds and heavy rainfall.

As the upper level energy moves closer to us on Monday, our severe threat will go up.  A break in activity looks likely between the Monday morning storms and late afternoon storms.  It's the late afternoon/evening storms that we will need to watch closely for severe weather, including supercells that can produce damaging winds and tornadoes.

Our storm threat will continue into Tuesday with wind and rain as the primary threats.  Finally by Wednesday, the main energy will move out of the area as cool, dry weather moves in. 

The most important thing to remember is to be prepared, not scared.  Make sure your family has the proper supplies in place in case of severe weather.  Stay tuned on our website and social media pages over the weekend for updates on the developing system. 

 

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