Sunday, September 14, 2008

Severe weather potential today? ...Better weather for the week ahead

Currently watching potential convective developments off to the west and southwest of the area. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has issued a TORNADO WATCH for a good deal of western Tennessee until 10:00 am CDT. Not a whole lot going on at the moment directly upstream. Just a few showers on radar, associated with the outer bands of "Ike". Instability is slowly increasing through the morning though, and low-level shear is very intense. Any sustained updrafts could rotate and lead to tornado development. We will be watching for this action to shift into middle Tennessee later during the day. The SPC has much of middle Tennessee in a Slight Risk of severe weather today, primarily for the threat of isolated tornadoes associated with the outer bands of the remnants of "Ike". Aside from the severe weather threat, breezy conditions will continue today...and the entire region is under a Wind Advisory from the National Weather Service.

Drier air will filter into the region tomorrow and Tuesday behind a cold front that will merge with the remnants of "Ike". Overnight lows will drop back down into the upper 50s over most locations, with afternoon highs into the mid and upper 70s. Temperatures slowly rebound a touch toward the end of the work week, with afternoon highs in the low 80s, but after "Ike" clears the area, no real chances of rain for the next several days.

Have a great Sunday.

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