Severe weather threat Wednesday into Thursday


A TORNADO WATCH (red) and a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH (yellow) is in place through 5AM Thursday morning. Tornadoes, damaging wind, and large hail will be possible overnight.


There is a Marginal to Slight to Enhanced Risk for severe storms in our area Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Storms will likely start after sunset and increase in strength overnight.

Severe Storm Threat Assessment 4 Categories Kbsi

Strong to severe storms are possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning with large hail, damaging wind, and tornadoes possible.


Storms start to get going after dark and closer to the midnight hour. Above is what the radar may look like around midnight.


Storms continue to ramp up overnight with the best chance for the severe weather in Tennessee and western Kentucky through the 2:00am time frame. We all have a chance for severe weather, but the higher risk is in the Enhanced Risk area (see top graphic).


By Thursday morning, storms may be ongoing, but pushing east. The severe weather threat also shifts east.


Through Thursday morning, there is a Marginal, Slight, and Enhanced Risk for storms with hail, damaging wind, and isolated tornadoes possible. As we get into the afternoon, the threat will diminish greatly.

Storm Alert Team Chief Meteorologist
Rusty Dawkins

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