Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bellevue Lightning; Today's Lightning Storm Risk

This image was taken last night at around 9:55 in the Bellevue area by Clarence Bennett who caught this AMAZING lightning strike as storms where moving through the region! We could see more of this activity later on today as well. In the form of MANY Special Weather Statments, Severe T'storm Warnings and maybe wind damage.
Here's the SPC's take on the severe risk areas today and we are right, again, in the "See Text" region. My thinking is that the areas who will most likely see the stormy action, will be the areas south of I-40. We won't see much in the way of severe weather up here, due to the fact of this morning rain stabilizing the atmosphere and it won't have time to recover for this afternoon's event. Here's today's forecasted high's, as well as the rain chances for this afternoon.

Nashville: mid to upper 80's!; 60% chance this afternoon
Clarksville: mid 80's; 50% chance
Cookeville: low to mid 80's; 60% chance
Columbia: upper 80's; 60% chance
Manchester: upper 80's; 70% chance

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