Strong Storms Tonight - 03/28/14

Sitting here with a few minutes to spare, so I thought I'd update the severe threat on the blog...

A line of storms has formed west of middle Tennessee and will move through this evening.  The good news?  After analyzing data and watching radar/satellite loops, it appears this won't be too much of a threat for us overnight.  The bulk of severe weather (winds 60mph+ and quarter size hail+) will stay south.  We're left with heavy downpours, gusty winds around 40 mph and small hail.

Showers and a few strong thunderstorms will push through overnight and linger into Saturday morning.  Slowly but surely, rain will push out Saturday afternoon and the clouds will clear.

Do you have plans for Sunday?  Great!  Sunday is looking b-e-a-utiful!  Plenty of sunshine and highs in the low 60s.  I think a bike ride around Percy Warner Park may be in order.  Enjoy the weekend!

 

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