SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT:
Tropical Storm Cindy to impact Middle Tennessee today through Friday night. Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall on the Gulf Coast this morning. Although it will quickly weaken as it moves further inland, its remnants will still have a significant impact on the weather across Middle Tennessee today through Friday night. As the storm moves into the Lower Mississippi Valley tonight and then across Middle Tennessee late Friday and Friday evening, look for widespread showers and thunderstorms to spread across the region. The prolonged exposure to copious tropical moisture will contribute to significant rainfall amounts and possible flash flooding, especially Friday and Friday night. In addition to the heavy rainfall potential and flooding threat, there is a marginal risk of severe storms across all of Middle Tennessee today and tonight, and a marginal or slight risk of severe storms Friday and Friday night. The primary threat continues to be damaging straight line winds, but tropical systems are also known to spawn weak, short-lived tornadoes.
Crossville Storm Clouds from earlier this month
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
DAY ONE...Today and Tonight The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are expected to produce significant rainfall amounts across Middle Tennessee beginning today. Flooding impacts today and tonight will be minimal, and restricted mainly to ponding of water on roads during heavy downpours. In addition, there is a marginal risk of severe storms across the entire mid state, with damaging straight line winds the primary threat. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday Rainfall amounts will intensify on Friday and Friday night as the storm center moves directly across Middle Tennessee. Two day rainfall amounts will average 2 to 4 inches, with most of this occurring Friday and Friday evening. There is also a marginal or slight risk of severe storms, with damaging straight line winds once again the primary threat. However, it is important to remember that tropical systems are known to produce weak, short- lived tornadoes.Need a reliable car? Check out the selection