A Few Storms Tuesday Night, More On Wednesday

The biggest part of heavy rain heading toward the Tennessee Valley may be breaking up, but some stormy spots are still possible.

Posted: Jul 31, 2018 4:11 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2018 10:29 PM

We've been monitoring radar trends this afternoon, and the strongest storms have stayed well south of us. A cluster of rain tracking across North Mississippi toward the Tennessee Valley has been weakening quickly. The storms passing south of us have been using up all of the energy, forcing the heavy storms heading in our direction to rain themselves out.

If this trend continues, and it looks like it will, the Tennessee Valley spotty showers may be the worst we get. The heavier storms and gusty winds will mostly stay south of us. While that seems to be the likely situation, it is possible that what's left of our storms redevelops. That seems to grow into a bigger possibility farther east across Sand Mountain. Severe thunderstorms are not likely aside from an isolated severe storm. If a severe thunderstorm forms, it can bring quick 60 mph winds. Heavy bursts of rain can mean a quick inch of rain in less than an hour.

Spotty storms this evening may increase from I-65 east to Sand Mountain between midnight and 2 AM. That batch of storms will exit by 3-5 AM. The morning drive will be mainly dry. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will form Wednesday afternoon.

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