Middle Tennessee In Moderate Risk For Severe Weather Saturday
Friday, April 23, 2010 11:31 am
A strong upper level storm system will move out of the Southern Plains today and bring a chance for strong thunderstorms to the mid state as early as late tonight. By early Saturday... some storms could become severe... ahead of an approaching upper level disturbance... with the threat for severe weather continuing throughout the day Saturday... into the early evening.
A few storms will have the capability to produce large hail... damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. The severe storms forecast center has put the entire mid state in a moderate
risk for severe storms.
This is the strongest storm system to affect middle Tennessee so far this Spring... and the potential for severe weather looks to be increasingly likely... including tornadic supercells.
A moderate risk means that there is a 45 percent chance of a severe weather event (damaging winds... large hail or tornadoes) occurring within 25 miles of any given location.
Now is the time to think about where you and your family will go should severe weather approach your area on Saturday.