Strong To Severe Storms Possible Today
Weather Update – 11:58 a.m. – Saturday, November 30th
A slight risk of severe weather exists for today mainly from late morning into the early night hours. The main threat will be gusty winds in the storms of which could become strong enough to cause power outages or threats to people and property. We are monitoring storms closely as they continue to work into the region. Conditions are becoming more unstable for severe development. Strong upper level winds aloft, a warm front lifting into the area (temperatures already in the 60’s), along with a tightly packed area where a surface cold front is nearby to the west. A strong upper level low continues to strengthen over the northern Plains states.
Storms will continue to get more numerous in west Tennessee as Spring like warm mild air works into the area with a warm front. That will be our first dealings with storm potential this morning. A tight formation with warmer and moist air along with strong winds aloft will make conditions fair for severe storms over the area.
Much colder air will approach from our west as a strong cold front moves our direction. Out ahead of the cold front we’ll likely have another development of scattered strong to severe storms later this afternoon which will continue pushing through the area finally leaving the area around 9 pm tonight.
At this time it looks like southwest Tennessee has the greatest threat for an isolated tornado but the chance exists through most of our viewing area today.
Damaging winds seems to the be the more common and most intense threat with this system as it pushes through later this afternoon. Winds could gust over 50 mph in some of the storms. Also expect some cloud to ground lightning, loud and lower bass thunder, and very heavy bursts of rain.
Large hail will also be possible in some of the storms as they become tilted due to upper level winds allowing them to become more powerful.
**In addition, Some of our creeks and streams are already approaching flood range. Use caution in lower elevations along creeks and streams today as more rain moves in.
Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News and the StormTracker 7 Weather Team today online and on air for updates as the storms move into our area. We’ll be tracking the storms through the day! You can also track the storms with our interactive radar Here.
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