First Alert Forecast: Severe threat increasing

ALERT DAY IN PLACE FOR SATURDAY

First Alert Forecast: Severe threat increasing

Scattered showers and storms are likely today, isolated severe storms are possible. Don’t be caught off guard if a Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning is issued later today/tonight, but the higher threat for severe weather will be overnight into Saturday morning.

💨 Severe T'Storm Warnings will be likely along portions of this line of storms as it moves east through our area...

Posted by Meteorologist Rachel Coulter on Friday, January 10, 2020

Saturday remains an ALERT DAY as damaging winds are likely and strong tornadoes are also possible. The tornado threat will be the greatest out ahead of the main line of storms if any individual cells can form in that environment. Tornadoes will also be possible along the line. Damaging wind gusts will be likely along portions of that line that will be pushing into our western counties around 4-6am, and pushing east out of our area by 10-11am. Any Severe Thunderstorm Warning that is issued will need to be treated with the same amount of concern as a Tornado Warning, as these storms will be capable of producing extensive damage at times.

Make sure you can hear alerts tonight and tomorrow morning from multiple sources. Make sure all of these sources are charged in case power goes out. In the event we do need to cut in with coverage, you can watch us live on WLBT.com/live OR on our free First Alert Weather App.

We'll catch a quick break from the stormy activity Sunday before an active period returns for the start and middle of next week.

Rachel's Friday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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