Sunday Looks Better Than Saturday
Weather Update – 7:30 a.m. Saturday
More showers and thunderstorms will be possible tonight through Saturday as a cold front moves through West Tennessee. Flash flooding is the main concern after already having had so much rain and with some thunderstorms training over the same area over a period of time that could result in ponding on roadways tonight and tomorrow. Remember: “Turn Around Don’t Drown!”
As of Saturday morning we had reports of over 3 inches of rain in some areas from the past two days of rainfall!
Showers and one or two thunderstorms could produce large hail and damaging winds during the afternoon. Overall, our threat for tornadoes is low – the main concern is with flash flooding in the afternoon. The main threat will be flooding.
There’s another chance for strong to severe thunderstorms in West Tennessee this afternoon as the cold front finally makes its way through West Tennessee. The best chance for showers and thunderstorms will be early afternoon. There’s a slight risk for severe weather in parts of West Tennessee near the Tennessee River. I’m particularly concerned with the area circled in white where there could be enough energy to produce severe thunderstorms that could produce damaging winds and large hail.
Some areas have already received over 3 inches of rain in a two day period leading to saturated grounds. More rainfall through tonight will lead to flood potential.
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