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By: Astrometeor , 4:29 AM GMT on April 27, 2014
There is a severe weather threat for April 27, 2014 through the morning of April 30, 2014. This storm will be a multi-day, multi-threat event, and everyone in the area should stayed tuned to the local news channels and the National Weather Service for the most up-to-date information regarding the storms. This outbreak is expected to be the worst one yet this year, and possibly the worst one since April 27, 2011, but not approaching that intensity.
For Sunday, April 27, 2014, the threat is as follows: Clear, hot and sunny Sunday morning and afternoon with highs in the 80-85 range. The severe weather threat for Sunday night is mainly damaging winds and large hail, but one can not rule out the chance for an isolated tornado.
For Monday, April 28, 2014, the threat escalates. There is a good possibility the SPC will issue a HIGH risk for portions of Tennessee and Mississippi. Temperatures for Monday will be in the low 80s, but the dewpoint shall rise to create hot and muggy conditions-perfect for severe storms and tornadoes. The threat includes: tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and flash flooding.
For Tuesday April 29, 2014, the threat level diminishes slightly with a nearly identical weather forecast as Monday's. Same threats as well. Flash flood risk will escalate on Tuesday as the last heavy rains arrive. By this time, 2-4” of rain may have already fallen. Even though Middle Tennessee has been dry in recent times, anytime there is a heavy amount of rain in a short period, expect flooding to happen.
By Wednesday, April 30, 2014, the severe weather conglomerate should exit Middle Tennessee and allow us to breathe easy again. There's a slight chance for t-storms on Wednesday from the NWS, just in case we have any stragglers from the main system. Temperature will be more comfortable, with highs in the low to mid 70s.
Make sure to have several ways of getting storm warning information as the power may not be able to stay on throughout this long event. Stay safe, everyone!
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