From the Vipir 7 Storm Center
Today has been another warm day in the Mid-South with a little bit more humidity added to the mix precluding a potential for severe weather this evening. Many areas across West Tennessee have already passed the 80ºF mark! This will set the stage for potential showers and thunderstorms later through the early evening and overnight hours that could become severe.
Clouds are starting to build in across the area which could help us stabilize the atmosphere a little bit but maybe not enough. You may have noticed within the past few hours if you stepped outside that it is a whole lot muggier than this morning. Any storm today has the potential to put down heavy rain, high winds, and large hail. The main risk though will be the heavy rain potential and damaging wind threat as these storms will be quick hitting but will pack a punch. An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out either especially closer to between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. tonight. Storms will start moving into the region during the late afternoon and continue to move through the Mid-South until approximately midnight tonight. Storms should diminish in intensity after we lose some of the daytime heating and after the front clears the area.
Please stay alert and have those NOAA Weather Radios on just in case any watches or warnings are issued for your area!
Friday looks like a beautiful day with low humidity and temperatures in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees, and Saturday will also remain dry but continue to be very warm and muggy. The start of next week looks pretty active as a strong storm system pulls out of the West producing once again the threat of severe weather here in West Tennessee for Sunday night into Monday.
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Stay safe and alert!
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