From the Vipir 7 Storm Center

Weather Update - 4:45 p.m. Tuesday

Strong to severe thunderstorms will develop in West Tennessee during the rest of the afternoon and evening as a cold front pushes into the Mid-South. This activity will likely continue until calmer conditions prevail beyond midnight. Some of these storms could (and already have) produce hail larger than quarters.

Tonight, after midnight, a ridge of high pressure building in should calm the evening with partly cloudy to mostly clear skies expected. Temperatures will drop to overnight lows between the mid and upper 40s and mid 50s with the coolest ares at the Tennessee River and the warmer weather near the Mississippi River. Tomorrow, with weak high pressure in place, scattered showers and thunderstorms have a 20% chance of occurring so most areas should stay dry. Those cities close to the Mississippi River may still see a strong thunderstorm or two during the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the mid and upper 70s across West Tennessee.

A more active weather pattern, bringing a better chance for thunderstorms, will move in with a cold front on Thursday during the day and night. Storms will even continue to be a problem on Friday as well. Strong wind gusts and large hail will be possible with these thunderstorms as well as a chance for flash flooding as some areas could receive over 2" of rainfall by Friday night. Fortunately, high pressure will return bringing clear skies but cooler weather over the Easter weekend.

Stay tuned to the VIPIR 7 Storm Team for the latest updates to this forecast!

Be safe and have a great night!

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist
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