Severe weather threat has passed

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Early Wednesday Morning Update:

Storms have moved through. No watches or warnings are in effect as of this update at 3:13 am ET. Rain will be ending before sunrise.

Evening Update:

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for western viewers till 1am and ALL of East TN/NW GA till 3am.

Check out the line of storms west. However, some indication that our energy needed to maintain strong storms in lessening. Still gusty, strong winds a threat, especially west of I-75.

  • Thinking remains the same:
  • Line of stronger storms along Plateau. 10-12am
  • Around Chattanooga/NW GA closer to 1am.
  • East of I-75 by 2-3am.
  • Main Threat: gusty to damaging winds. Storms may last 20min
  • Models continue to show weakening trend as they move thru. Watching

2PM Update

We are mostly under a "Slight Risk" for strong storms. East of I-75 is under a Marginal risk.
Slight-Some scattered strong storms possible.
Marginal-Isolated strong storms possible.

Timing as including in the graphics, is around 11pm-4am. This is an overnight event. All evening plans tonight are fine, albeit windy.


Due to the linear nature of the storms, strong to damaging winds along the line will need to be watched. I am in hopes a weakening trend as storms move east.

Small hail and an isolated tornado can't be ruled out, especially west of I-75.
Attached graphics show the damaging wind risk of up to 30%.

The area locally with the biggest risk is the Plateau.

All gone by 6am, but MUCH cooler on Wednesday with highs only in the 40s & 50s.


Our risk in not nearly as high as it is to the west. We just don't have the energy, HOWEVER with the line of storms, gusty to strong winds are possible. Severe is above 58mph, but winds of 40mph can still bring down branches or weak trees. That's why we are watching close. Again, most of this will be around midnight and into the early AM hours.

Please see attached graphics for more information.

Brian Smith

Ahh, a normal week in April. But active.

One more day!

Another warm, breezy and partly cloudy day on doubt we reach the upper 70s and could very well top 80° like Monday.
Tuesday will be dry. No worries about storms to interrupt any evening games or plans.

Wednesday AM Storms.

Our area is under a *Marginal* Risk for storms early on Wednesday morning. A better chance of stronger storms west of our area. Due to timing of the day, and lack of energy, storms are expected to weaken as they move through before sunrise. However, as always, we need to watch ALL storms in the spring. The biggest threat will be from gusty winds.
Rain totals likely on average around 1/2". Again, can't let our guard down, but something to watch.

Shot of Cool Air

Temps will quickly fall to the 30s and 40s on Wednesday AM behind the front, and breezy NW winds will only allow us to warm to the mid to upper 50s by Wednesday afternoon. At least we will be dry.
Thursday AM will have most locations in the low to mid 30s and if the winds are calm enough, frost is likely. Protect those maters.

What's that weekend snow rumor?

Yeah, models have been going crazy with yet another blast of colder air for the weekend. But I will be honest, models have been all over the place and confidence in temps is low, but confidence in rain Friday night-Saturday is higher. Right now, I have us in the 50s for highs and lows in the 30s/40s. As for snow here, I am not buying in to that.

Brian Smith

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