CUMBERLAND PLATEAU NOW UNDER ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE STORMS FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 2

(This is an update to a story posted yesterday on 3bmedianews.com)

The National Weather Service has increased the chances of severe weather on the Cumberland Plateau to an enhanced risk for tomorrow (Tuesday, April 2, 2024). The valley areas to the east of the plateau remain under a slight risk.

Scattered thunderstorms will develop tonight into Tuesday in West Tennessee with thunderstorms becoming more widespread in the afternoon along and ahead of a cold front.

Some storms could be strong to severe.

These storms will have the potential to produce damaging winds that could take down trees and cause scattered power outages.

Authorities say outdoor events tomorrow afternoon and evening may need to enact safety procedures because of fast storm motions and significant impacts.

Weather officials say strong winds will be the main concern with thunderstorms, but a few tornadoes will be possible along with ping-pong-sized hail.

The timing of the storms impacting our area is between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. central Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

Once the storms pass, the temperature will drop for a couple of days.

The high Wednesday will be 50 on the plateau with a low Wednesday night around freezing.

The high Thursday is projected to be 46 with a low of 30.

Temperatures will gradually rise starting Friday.

Stay tuned to 105.7 The Hog tomorrow (Tuesday, April 2) for live coverage of any weather warnings issued.