Strong Thunderstorms Possible This Evening

Weather Update – 11:00 p.m. – Thursday, July 30th

An area of low pressure will continue to bring showers and thunderstorms through West Tennessee tonight through the start of the weekend. However, we were mostly dry on Thursday and what rain we do have now is staying north of I-40. Many areas still need rainfall as the latest drought monitor suggests. We’ll see wet weather off-and-on tonight, tomorrow, and during the first day of August but it could become heavy at times and there may even be one or two severe thunderstorms between now and then.

Not everyone may see showers tonight and fewer will experience strong thunderstorms, but one or two storms may produce frequent so stay weather aware! There is currently a slight risk (level 1 out of 5) for severe weather in West Tennessee with a primary concern for flooding and damaging winds. The best chance for rain is from 10pm Thursday to 2am Friday. Temperatures will drop to the middle 70s by sunrise.


Off-and-on showers are expected again on Friday with the likeliest chance for rain taking place during the afternoon and evening. There’s a small risk for severe weather with a primary concern for flash flooding and damaging winds. Highs will be in the middle 80s. Aircraft data from the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter is now showing that Tropical Storm Isaías has strengthened to a hurricane. The maximum winds are estimated to be 80 mph with higher gusts. Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest forecast for this storm, and for more updates keep up with Storm Team Weather online too.

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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