A very strong spring storm system has placed middle Tennessee at a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms including tornadoes today, and potentially tomorrow as well. Here is the latest.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a "PDS" (Potentially Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch for south west, and southern middle Tennessee.
1240 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTH AND NORTHWEST ALABAMA
CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1240 PM UNTIL
900 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
NUMEROUS TORNADOES EXPECTED WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY
WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES NORTH OF HUNTSVILLE
ALABAMA TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI. FOR A COMPLETE
DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 108 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 1240 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014 TORNADO WATCH 108 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS TNC003-023-031-039-051-055-069-071-077-099-101-103-109-117-119- 127-135-181-290200- /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0108.140428T1740Z-140429T0200Z/ TN . TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BEDFORD CHESTER COFFEE DECATUR FRANKLIN GILES HARDEMAN HARDIN HENDERSON LAWRENCE LEWIS LINCOLN MARSHALL MAURY MCNAIRY MOORE PERRY WAYNE $$ ATTN...WFO...HUN...OHX...MEG...JAN...BMX...
Areas that will be the biggest concern into the afternoon:
on that map...any thing over a 1 is significant.
Mid afternoon temperatures are warming where rain hasnt fallen...
Hopefully the rain has taken the punch out of the storms for northern middle Tennessee, however you should still stay weather aware. Make sure you have a reliable way to get the latest warnings.