Widespread Showers Friday Night
Good afternoon! It has and will continue to be a pleasant day across East Tennessee, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures warming into the mid 70s. That said, it is a bit breezy out of the southwest with sustained winds between 5 and 15 mph and gusts up to 30 mph. This will be the case again tomorrow and Saturday as well.
Looking ahead, we will stay dry tonight into Friday, before a slow moving frontal boundary allows for widespread showers and storms into Friday night. The Storm Prediction Center (below) has stayed consistent in the better severe potential staying further west, as we lose energy into Friday night. That said, the flash flooding risk also remains in place. If we see a few storms into Friday evening/early night, heavier downpours could result. Followed with the line of showers to storms Friday night with the frontal boundary, there could be isolated flash flooding concerns. Both the severe and flash flooding risk are low, but not entirely ruled out.
Rainfall amounts will generally range from 0.5-1" with significantly higher amounts across Western Kentucky and the Mid Mississippi Valley. The boundary will stall out here today, dumping rounds of rain across these locations tonight through Friday. We escape this, thankfully, with only a soaking rain in store Friday to Saturday morning.
That will do it for today, enjoy the sunshine and Spring conditions. Similar conditions will be in for the start of Friday, before increasingly cloud cover and approaching front bring shower to storm chances late Friday afternoon, evening, and through the overnight.
Pre-recorded for 5pm weather broadcast
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