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Monday PM Storms Could Be Severe

As we expected would probably be the case, much of the Tennessee portion of our coverage area has been upgraded to a Level 2 of 5 risk of severe storms for this afternoon and tonight.

The remainder of our coverage area is still under a Level 1 of 5 risk. ALL of our coverage area is in at least some risk of severe weather later today and tonight.

This is not going to be a case with clear cut timing, but we will be watching for another complex of thunderstorms over Missouri and Arkansas to move into our area late this afternoon and this evening/overnight.

This looks like yet another day where there may be the potential for a line of storms to blow through the area with the potential for damaging straight-line winds that could do tree and power line damage. However, unlike yesterday, there is a little bit more shear in place across the area. The storms will have a wind shift boundary left over from yesterday's storms to interact with. That's going to open up the door for the possibility for a spin-up tornado or two.

The overall tornado risk is low, but it is not zero. We will have to watch the radar carefully later today for any signs of trouble.

We will continue to monitor the situation carefully through the rest of the day and have updates as conditions warrant.

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