A Washout In Store For Thursday
High thin clouds continue working in this afternoon with showers eventually arriving overnight. We'll stay dry and comfortable today with high's around 70 degrees. As we work ahead, a different forecast is in store for Thursday. Much of the deep south is at risk for more severe weather through the day tomorrow. Here at home, the SPC has marked us in the 'Marginal' risk. This means severe potential is low, but I do expect heavier showers, some rumbles of thunder, and gustier winds at times.
The timing of showers will come in the early morning hours tomorrow and continue throughout the day. By Friday morning, this system will begin moving east allowing for a bit of clearing in the afternoon. Some of us could even see a mix of sunshine and cloud cover Friday afternoon. This will be short lived, though, as scattered showers return Saturday.
As the post titled hinted at, lots of rainfall is expected tomorrow. The central valley is looking to have between 1" and 2" with locally higher amounts possible. Moving further south, Chattanooga and northern Georgia look to be between 2" and 3". This is the area we could see the best chance for heavier showers, a few storms, and gusty winds. Again, severe weather potential remains low with gusty winds the main concern.
With lots of rainfall in the forecast, flash flooding is something we'll be eyeballing. The WPC doesn't highlight a threat in our area but I believe flood prone areas should be cautious throughout the day. We welcome your weather reports which can be given through email or by social media (Twitter & Facebook - @SecretCityWx).
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