Sunday, May 24: Severe weather chances this week?

System out west finally on the move

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – You may have heard about the recent severe weather/flooding problems in the Great Plains during the last several days.

The big trough of low pressure in the jet stream will finally be migrating eastward this week, increasing our chances for showers and thunderstorms.

On Memorial Day, showers and thunderstorms are likely with a few storms containing gusty winds, and of course, dangerous lightning.

However, Tuesday will bring a higher risk for severe storms as the system gets closer.

The Storm Prediction Center has us in a “Slight Risk” area with a 15% chance for severer weather within 25 miles of a point.

Their wording as of Sunday morning:

…LOWER/MIDDLE MS VALLEY TO OH/TN VALLEYS…
AS STORMS INCREASE/INTENSIFY INTO THE
AFTERNOON…AT LEAST WEAK TO MODERATE BUOYANCY AND A RELATIVELY
STRONG WIND FIELD /PARTICULARLY TN VALLEY NORTHWARD/ COULD SUPPORT
ORGANIZED STORM MODES WITH DAMAGING WINDS/HAIL AND POSSIBLY A
TORNADO OR TWO.

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