Severe Evening Storms, Damaging Wind & Hail Predicted
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) According to the Nashville Weather Service, strong storms with straight-line winds and hail of 1″ or larger are expected across middle Tennessee this evening into the early morning hours.
Strong to severe thunderstorms:
• Main concerns: Damaging straight-line winds around 60mph and hail of 1″ or larger.
• Secondary concerns: The tornado threat remains low, however a tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Localized flooding is also possible with any heavy downpours.
• When: As of now, the main time frame looks to be between 8 PM through 2 AM.
• Where: All of Middle Tennessee has a chance of seeing storms, however the severe threat is greater for areas along and north of I-40. A few areas as far south as Franklin and Murfreesboro also have a higher threat.
“* Prepare for possible downed trees, power outages, and maybe some structure damage.
* The tornado risk is low, but cannot be completely ruled out. Please note that some of the straight line winds may be as strong as low-end tornadoes!
* The afternoon will be hot and humid. Heat index values will top 100 for areas along and west of I-65.
* Most of Middle TN is under an “ENHANCED RISK” for severe storms. That is level 3 out of 5, so let’s take it seriously. The atmosphere will be very unstable later today, so any storms that form could produce some powerful winds.
* We know there are lots of outdoor events that may be at risk from the storms. We will not know the exact impacts and timing for each of these events until the storms develop and move into the area. Please monitor radar and have a way receive warnings.” US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee
Go ahead now and review your safety plans and also make sure that you have more than one way to receive your warning(s), especially since severe storms are expected to occur at night or during the early morning.
“IMPORTANT: Do NOT think if your area isn’t highlighted that you’re in the clear. This is where the *best* chances for severe weather to occur are located.
Take the time to make sure the batteries are fresh in your NOAA Weather Radio and tomorrow evening, make sure your cell phone is charged. Remember, we want you to have multiple ways to get warnings.
BE PREPARED: Before the Storm Strikes. (A message from Weather.gov)
At home and at work, your primary concerns are the potential loss of heat/AC, power, telephone service, and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day. Test units regularly to ensure they are working properly. Have available:
• Flashlight and extra batteries.
• Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information. These may be your only links to the outside.
• Extra food and water. High energy food, such as dried fruit or candy, and food requiring no cooking or refrigeration is best.
• Extra medicine and baby items.
• First-aid supplies.
• Have proper ventilation.
• Fire extinguisher and smoke detector.
In cars and trucks, Plan your travel and check the latest weather reports to avoid the storm!
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