Dry today with storms and heavy rain overnight; Severe threat Thursday

WAFF 48 Wednesday forecast

Happy Wednesday! Dry start to our day today, but it will be much different as we move into the overnight tonight.

It is a cool and crisp start to the day today with temperatures into the low to mid 40s. Skies will stay clear for the first half of the day, but as we move into the afternoon we will see more clouds roll in. Temperatures will be into the low to mid 70s this afternoon with a south wind around 5 to 10 mph.

The First Alert is out for tonight and Thursday as we keep an eye on the potentiality for strong to severe storms. We are concerned about widespread winds of 35-45mph and heavy rain for the overnight hours, starting jsut after midnight Thursday and lasting until 7am. There will be a second round of storms which will bring a narrow window for severe storms between 11am to 4pm. That severe threat will be for damaging winds up to 60 mph and large hail. Heavy rainfall will also be an issue, with areas south of the Tennessee River having the potential at 1 to 2 inches, possibly 3 inches in stronger storms. From there we will dry out for Friday with temperatures into the low 70s ahead of more storms on Saturday.

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