The Storm Prediction Center has placed the entirety of the Upper Cumberland (and surrounding areas) in a Slight RIsk (2 out of 5) of seeing severe weather today.
The primary concern with storms is damaging winds (15% probability of occuring within 25 miles of any given location), in addition to heavy rainfall.
Taking a broader look at what’s going on, storms are currently on going to our north in Kentucky during the 11 a.m. hour. These storms look to dip south into our region during the early afternoon hours.
HRRR Future Radar:
It should be noted that the HRRR model (above) has been having a difficult time forecasting as of late, but since we can actually see the storms up to our north in Kentucky on radar, there’s increased confidence we actually will see storms this afternoon.
If you have afternoon plans, be aware that they may be interrupted by storms. As always, if you hear thunder, get indoors.
Should any warnings or advisories be issued, we’ll have those posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Chances for showers and storms will continue into tonight. The same HRRR image above shows an approaching batch of storms sometime late tonight or early tomorrow morning. We’ll have to wait and see how that pans out, but the chance will be there.
Chances for showers and storms will continue into tomorrow before high pressure begins to build in later in the week, helping to decrease our daily potential for shower and thunderstorm development (although chances will remain in places…just a bit lower).