Severe Thunderstorm Watch Till 9pm

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 276

   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK

   135 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of

     Southern Illinois

     Southern Indiana

     Western and Central Kentucky

     Southeast Missouri

     Northern Tennessee

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until

     900 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...

     Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts

       to 80 mph possible

     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events

       to 2.5 inches in diameter possible

     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are forming across the watch area

   this afternoon, while other and more intense storms move in from

   Missouri.  Large hail and damaging winds are possible with the

   biggest storms.  The risk of widespread damaging winds will develop

   later today over parts of the area.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85

   statute miles north and south of a line from 45 miles west of Cape

   Girardeau MO to 15 miles north of London KY. For a complete

   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline 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.


IN TENNESSEE THIS WATCH INCLUDES 19 COUNTIES

IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE

CHEATHAM              CLAY                  DAVIDSON             

DICKSON               FENTRESS              HOUSTON             

HUMPHREYS             JACKSON               MACON               

MONTGOMERY            OVERTON               PICKETT             

PUTNAM                ROBERTSON             SMITH               

STEWART               SUMNER                TROUSDALE           

WILSON               

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALLARDT, ASHLAND CITY, BYRDSTOWN,

CARTHAGE, CELINA, CLARKSVILLE, COOKEVILLE, DICKSON, DOVER, ERIN,

GAINESBORO, GALLATIN, GOODLETTSVILLE, GORDONSVILLE, HARTSVILLE,

HENDERSONVILLE, JAMESTOWN, KINGSTON SPRINGS, LAFAYETTE, LEBANON,

LIVINGSTON, MCEWEN, MOUNT JULIET, NASHVILLE, NEW JOHNSONVILLE,

PEGRAM, SOUTH CARTHAGE, SPRINGFIELD, TENNESSEE RIDGE,

AND WAVERLY.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 275...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to

   2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70 knots. A

   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector

   27035.

   ...Hart

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