Severe weather, high winds on tap for Thursday


All eyes on the weather as another round of severe storms is poised to hit much of Tennessee on Thursday.

A Wind Advisory for much of Middle Tennessee has been issued for a period beginning at noon Thursday and running until 9 p.m.

A strong storm system will approach Thursday, creating gusty south winds. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 will develop, with occasional wind gusts over 40 mph. Also, numerous thunderstorms are expected to develop, which could contain damaging winds.

Showers and thunderstorms will move into the state in the morning with a much stronger threat taking center stage in the afternoon and evening. Tornadoes, damaging wind, significant hail, torrential rainfall and frequent lightning are all possible before the weather system moves through on Friday morning. Wind gusts could bring down limbs and cause a few power outages. Loose outdoor objects, like garbage cans and patio furniture, will be blown over.

Still another round of severe storms is taking shape for the late weekend into next week, beginning in the plains and continuing to impact the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley this weekend as another bullish jet stream trough pivots out of the Southwest. This may be a three-day threat Saturday through Monday or early Tuesday. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding could also be a concern.

If that wasn’t enough, yet another jet stream disturbance may kick off another round of severe storms next Tuesday through Thursday in some of the same areas.


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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 45 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. In "retirement," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costumer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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