Severe Storms Possible on Thursday

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Weather Update – 11:00 p.m. Wednesday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will move into West Tennessee later on tonight into early Thursday morning. West Tennessee has a slight chance for severe weather with these thunderstorms along the Mississippi River and points east toward a line from roughly Martin to Bolivar. An isolated severe thunderstorm is possible and if any thunderstorms become severe, the main threat will be with damaging winds. Overall, however, the risk for severe weather in West tennessee overnight is rather low. Temperatures will only drop to the lower and middle 60s by sunrise at 6:45 in the morning.

The risk for severe weather is becoming more uncertain for Thursday afternoon and evening when another chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms returns. The best chance for any thunderstorms will be between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. and a few thunderstorms could become severe. At this moment, the National Weather Service has placed nearly all of West Tennessee under a moderate risk for severe weather Thursday afternoon and evening. Latest model data seems to show that that may be too high of a risk given that widespread severe weather looks less likely now.

If any thunderstorms become severe tomorrow, the main threats will be large hail and damaging winds but an isolated tornado will be possible as well.

The risk for severe weather will end for all of West Tennessee sometime between 7 and 10 p.m. on Thursday as storms track into Middle Tennessee. Stay tuned to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest forecast and keep in touch with the VIPIR 7 Storm Team on-air and online for more updates!

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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