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Severe Storms for the Tennessee River Valley Today

18 Aug 2021, 4:55 am

Storms are developing today across the Tennessee River Valley and mid-Mississippi River Valley. Some storms will reach severe criteria, with 1″ hail and 58+ mph gusts possible.

Forecast

We are anticipating a few strong and severe thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening. Heavy rain will be our primary threat with any thunderstorm, but we could also have a few pockets of gusty winds and small hail.

Storms will continue into the first part of the evening hours with a few storms surviving into the overnight, but our severe weather potential will diminish after dark.

Rainfall

We have the potential for 2-4″ of rain across west Tennessee and the mid-Mississippi River Valley through the end of the week. Watch out around rivers and creeks, along with low-lying areas for ponding and flooding.

We have the potential for flooding across the mid-Mississippi river valley through the end of the week. The compiled days of heavy rain will amplify our flooding concern.

For more on the heavy rain and flood potential, join WeatherNation :10 after the hour for your eastern regional forecast.

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Lucy is originally from the Boston area but has spent the last four years forecasting and living in Colorado! She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Color... Load Moreado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms ... they truly "get it all" in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!

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