Thunderstorms Possible Friday and Saturday

Weather Update – 10:30 p.m. – Thursday, August 16th

As expected, showers took over West Tennessee this morning and while we had a break during the afternoon and early evening, more scattered storms are developing tonight. These showers will end up being heavy at times with frequent lightning too, so stay weather aware! When temperatures were heating up this afternoon under sunny skies, that added energy back to the atmosphere. A marginal (level 1 out of 5) risk for severe weather is forecast for West Tennessee overnight with a possibility for some thunderstorms to produce strong winds and flash flooding.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely in West Tennessee overnight. These scattered storms will pass through West Tennessee with rain gradually becoming more widespread leading into Friday morning with otherwise muggy conditions and cloudy skies. Temperatures will only drop to the lower and middle 70s by sunrise. Showers will make for a wet start to the day tomorrow so set aside some extra time for the morning commute!

As a result of thunderstorms being in the forecast for West Tennessee tomorrow, we’ll be closely monitoring the weather for Week 1 of high school football games tomorrow evening. Thunderstorms are possible but they’re likely going to be more scattered, a bit more separated, later on in the day. One or two football games may encounter lightning tomorrow, so stay weather aware! Including the rain we had today, most of West Tennessee is expected to see 1-2″ of rain through Saturday, but a few spots could get as much as 3″ or more and others just a few tenths of an inch. Stay tuned to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest weekend forecast, and keep up with Storm Team Weather online too for more updates.

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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