URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 76 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 330 PM EDT Tue Mar 21 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northern Alabama Northern Georgia Western North Carolina Western South Carolina Middle and Southeast Tennessee * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 330 PM until 1100 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... Widespread large hail likely with isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely SUMMARY...Strong to severe Thunderstorms are expected to develop across the watch area this afternoon and spread southeastward through the early evening. Large hail is the main threat, but an increasing risk of damaging winds will also develop by late afternoon. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles north and south of a line from 60 miles south southwest of Clarksville TN to 20 miles southeast of Anderson SC. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes. && AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector 28030. ...Hart
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Tonight Mar 21, 2017
Mostly clear: Lows around 61°F. East wind to 7 MPH.
Wednesday Mar 22
Mostly sunny during the day: Highs around 81°F. West northwest wind to 7 MPH.
Mostly clear during the night: Lows around 66°F. South southeast wind to 8 MPH.
Thursday Mar 23
Partly cloudy with scattered showers during the day: Highs around 81°F. North northeast wind to 17 MPH, gusting to 22 MPH. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Partly cloudy with scattered showers during the night: Lows around 70°F. East northeast wind to 18 MPH, gusting to 24 MPH. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday Mar 24
Partly cloudy with scattered showers during the day: Highs around 77°F. Windy, with an east northeast wind to 22 MPH. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Partly cloudy with scattered showers during the night: Lows around 68°F. Windy, with an east wind to 20 MPH. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Saturday Mar 25
Isolated showers during the day: Highs around 79°F. East wind to 17 MPH. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Partly Cloudy during the night: Lows around 70°F. East wind 11 to 17 MPH.
Sunday Mar 26
Partly coudy during the day: Highs around 81°F. East wind to 13 MPH.
Partly cloudy during the night: Lows around 70°F. East wind to 13 MPH.
Monday Mar 27
Partly cloudy during the day: Highs around 81°F. East wind to 13 MPH.
Clear during the night: Lows around 72°F. East wind to 13 MPH.
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