A moist and stormy climate sample is establishing for the Tennessee Valley for the primary half of this week as two totally different storm methods develop over the Southeast in addition to the Nice Plains.
Sunday night time into Monday
A floor low is transferring by east Texas into western Arkansas, pushing heavy rain showers and thunderstorms in to the Gulf Coast northward towards the Cumberland Plateau.
These thunderstorms will ultimately transfer into North Alabama late tonight, however they are going to be very hit-or-miss; these storms are anticipated to provide a number of minor wind gusts, although some gusts as excessive as 40-60 mph are doable by Monday morning.
Further pop-up thunderstorms are doable on Monday afternoon as a heat and humid air mass settles in over the Tennessee Valley. Nonetheless, storms are anticipated to stay few and much between Monday as the mandatory forcing for storms — a chilly entrance — stays out west. Nonetheless, the chilly entrance will strategy the Tennessee Valley as early as Tuesday.
Extreme Storms on Tuesday?
When a chilly entrance pushes by a area of heat, humid air, that entrance serves as a “lifting mechanism” for producing heavy rain and robust thunderstorms which are able to producing damaging winds, hail, and even tornadoes.
These two options will probably be in place on Tuesday throughout the Southeast, which is why the Storm Prediction Middle has positioned parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee in a *SLIGHT RISK* for extreme thunderstorms Tuesday morning by Tuesday afternoon.
As of this writing, the timing of the storms seems to happen in two waves: One within the morning and one within the afternoon.
The primary wave will happen through the Tuesday morning commute, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to North Alabama between 4 am and 11 am.
The second wave will happen through the afternoon and night hours Tuesday, when extra damaging winds, hail, and a even a twister is feasible through the heating of the day, and with the strongest forcing from the chilly entrance.
Proceed to observe Information 19 for the newest data concerning this week’s thunderstorms. Have contemporary batteries stocked in a NOAA climate radio, and obtain the Stay Alert 19 app to remain updated with any climate alerts while you’re on the go.
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