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Damaging winds, hail, tornadoes possible with storms overnight into Saturday

SPC Risk as of 11AM

UPDATE (Overnight):

A Tornado Watch is in effect for most of our viewing area until 4 a.m. ET. David Glenn has the latest on strong storms moving overnight through our area below:

Viewers are sharing their pictures and videos of lightning and storms moving across the area.

If you can SAFELY do so from where you are, you can submit your pictures here - check out the full gallery below.


There are reports of large hail and storms over Spring City in Rhea County.

The Volunteer Energy Cooperative Outage Map shows over 1,000 people are without power Friday night.



9:30 p.m.

As we continue through Friday night, there's potential for severe weather in the area.

David Glenn shared his 9:30 p.m. ET update below:

The Tornado Watch has expanded to include a larger part of the viewing area Friday night through the early morning hours.

Remember to charge your phone! You never know when you'll need it.

Download our WTVC StormTrack 9 app! It's free and available on Apple and Android devices.

Depend on us to keep you posted as we learn more.

ORIGINAL:

Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes possible with storms late Friday night into Saturday.

We've been upgraded to an "Enhanced" risk of severe storms tonight from the Storm Prediction Center. This is a complex storm that couple bring several "waves" of storms through the late evening and the overnight hours.

The main time frame is between 9PM and 2AM for the most severe storms, but it could be as late as midnight before thunderstorms begin to roll through.

These will be organized clusters capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and even isolated tornadoes. At this point, it looks like the better chances for tornadoes will be to the west of Chattanooga, but the chances are not zero for this area. With any storm that forms, there is a 2% chance any of them couple produce a tornado.

There's a 5-30% chance any storm could produce large, damaging hail as well. An even higher of damaging hail Nashville and north.

Be prepared as scattered power outages will be likely as well.

Be sure to have your phone charged and download our app by searching WTVC WX in your app store and get warnings as they are issued.


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