I just finished the NWS conference call, and even tho it was a short call a lot was said in just a few minutes.
The main thing that the NWS said was that everything is possible today when it comes to this afternoon/evening’s storms. In turn that doesn’t mean everything will happen, but that it is possible for there to be any kind of threat today.
They are also releasing another weather balloon at 12:30pm as an extra balloon to see the changes in the atmosphere before the rain gets into our area.
This is the SPC Outlook for today. Most of Middle Tennessee, including Rutherford County, is included in the Enhanced risk area for today.
This next is the SPC outlook for Hail Risk today. Note the hatched area. That area is at the greatest risk for hail today, but that doesn’t mean the other areas aren’t at risk.
This next SPC outlook is for the Tornado Risk for today. Rutherford County -is- included in the 10% area and the hatched area is also in the 10% area. The NWS stated that this is a likely area for tornadoes, so PLEASE make sure you have a plan in place if there is a warning for your area today/tonight.
And finally, the SPC outlook for Strong Winds. For the ones who follow me, they saw a picture earlier of a huge branch that fell from my huge tree in my back yard and hit my son’s place set about 9am this morning. There is still a risk for strong winds as this next round of storms moves into the area this afternoon/evening.