A few storms on Thursday could be strong

Severe Risk Thursday

The ground remains saturated from previous rainfall and that could be a factor as some scattered storms could once again move through on Thursday. Heavy downpours on the saturated ground more easily runs off and could lead to areas of flash flooding. Strong wind gusts ahead of a line of storms and within those storms could more easily bring down some trees because of the soft, wet ground. So, please stay weather aware, especially during the afternoon hours.

The Storm Prediction Center has most of our viewing area in the "Marginal Risk" category for the threat of severe storms which is the lower threat level. But, over northern Tennessee that risk is elevated to a "Slight Risk". The StormTrack 9 Team will keep you updated if those threat categories change.

The timing of these showers and storms looks to be any time from midday through the early evening. And, like we have seen the past few days, the storms will be scattered in nature and not everywhere. The main threats are heavy downpours, frequent lightning and strong wind gusts.

By Thursday Evening, the coverage of showers and storms locally should diminish. We could again have some scattered storms at times on Friday.

The weekend looks a little hotter each day with only slight chances for afternoon and evening storms. Afternoon highs averaging in the upper 80s to near 90.

Much drier air could move in for the first half of next week. This means that we could have more sun and lower humidity. Therefore, little in the way of rain.

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

David Glenn

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