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Tracking a severe storm threat for Wednesday

Severe storms are possible across the Tennessee Valley Wednesday, especially during the afternoon. Damaging wind and hail possible with some storms and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

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STAY WEATHER AWARE WEDNESDAY

It is very important that you stay up to date on the latest storm information, And, be sure that you can receive storm Warning information. There are a few ways you can do this:

- Stay tuned to NewsChannel 9 as we will provide updates on any Watches or Warning affecting our viewing area. Watches, Warnings and Radar tracking are also available at www.newschannel9.com

- Download the FREE StormTrack 9 App which has an interactive radar to track storms and will send storm alerts to your mobile device. Please make sure that your "Location" service is turned on. The StormTrack 9 App is available for Apple iOS and Android devices, just search "WTVC WX" in your app store. Keep your mobile device fully charged in the event that you lose electrical power.

- If you have a NOAA weather alert radio, please make sure that the alert feature is turned "ON". And, that you have fresh batteries in the event that you lose electrical power

- Keep your mobile devices fully charged. We will provide storm tracking updates via the NewsChannel 9 Facebook Page!

- You can follow the StormTrack 9 Team on Twitter for updates as well: Follow us at...@StormTrack9Dave.......@StormTrack9Bill.......@StormTrackBrian

TIMING OF SEVERE STORMS WEDNESDAY

A warm and windy day Wednesday ahead of the thunderstorms. Temperatures could reach the low/mid 70s by early afternoon along with a gusty south wind at 15-25mph.

The time frame for severe storms Wednesday appears to be between 11amET and 5pmET from west to east across our viewing area. Basically, the majority of the afternoon.

This timing could speed up or slow down based on the movement of the storm system Wednesday.

A line of strong thunderstorms should develop ahead of a strong cold front. Storms forming in a line like this typically can have damaging wind. But, any breaks in the line of storms and strong storms ahead of that line could produce damaging wind as well along with the possibility of an isolated tornado.

All modes of severe weather are possible with damaging wind gusts and hail being the main threats. But, isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

By early evening, most of the storms should quickly exit to the east. Remaining windy, but much cooler through the overnight hours with low temperatures dipping to near 40.

As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!

David Glenn


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