Large Hail Now Appears to be Main Severe Weather Threat for W'rn Middle TN



A line of thunderstorms...some possibly severe...will cross the Tennessee River early tonight and move across Western Parts of Middle Tennessee. 

Latest meteorological analyses indicate that large hail will likely be one the greatest severe weather threats from these storms. 

Hail to 1 inch diamter (similar to what is shown in the picture below) has already been reported with some of the storms west of the Tennessee River and there's certainly reason to think similar hail events will occur in Middle Tennessee tonight, as these storms move in.


The strongest low level wind field remains over about the eastern one half of the Mid State, from Nashville and I-65 eastward to the Cumberland Plateau, and damaging wind events could still occur over those areas if severe storms develop.

Any of the storms tonight will produce brief, heavy downpours, which will likely cause ponding of water in low lying areas. This will be especially true over southern and eastern parts of the Mid-State where the heaviest rains fell earlier today, and motorists should take appropriate precautions.




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