The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for areas generally along and south of the I-40 Corridor in middle Tennessee till 10pm tonight.
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 76
NWS Storm Prediction Center
330 PM EDT Tue Mar 21 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northern Alabama Northern Georgia Western North Carolina Western South Carolina Middle and Southeast Tennessee* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 330 PM until 1100 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Widespread large hail likely with isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely SUMMARY...Strong to severe Thunderstorms are expected to developacross the watch area this afternoon and spread southeastward through the early evening.
Large hail is the main threat, but anincreasing risk of damaging winds will also develop by lateafternoon.The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65statute miles north and south of a line from 60 miles southsouthwest of Clarksville TN to 20 miles southeast of Anderson SC
.For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watchoutline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
...REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.