Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 280127 AAB AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 927 PM EDT WED APR 27 2016 .DISCUSSION... INITIAL BAND OF SHOWERS AND STORMS CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE INTO THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU THIS EVENING AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT TO THE WEST. TO THE NORTH OF THE KY/TN BORDER...A WEAK STATIONARY FRONT REMAINS IN PLACE...ALSO SERVING AS A FOCUS FOR ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND STORMS THERE. THERE SHOULD BE AT LEAST SOME MODEST INSTABILITY IN PLACE OVERNIGHT TO WARRANT THE POTENTIAL FOR CONTINUED ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STRONG TO MARGINALLY SEVERE STORMS LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT... PARTICULARLY IF THE AFOREMENTIONED BOUNDARY ACROSS KY CONTINUES ITS SLOW SLIDE INTO THE NORTHERN PLATEAU AND CUMBERLAND MOUNTAINS OF EAST TENNESSEE. DO NOT THINK COVERAGE WILL BE AS GREAT AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED...SO HAVE LOWERED POPS SLIGHTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT TO THE 40 TO 60 PERCENT RANGE. DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGEST ACTIVITY TONIGHT...ALONG WITH LIGHTNING...SMALL HAIL AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 64 82 59 85 / 60 30 10 10 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 64 81 58 83 / 60 40 10 10 OAK RIDGE, TN 63 81 57 83 / 60 40 10 10 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 60 79 54 80 / 60 50 10 10 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...NONE. VA...NONE. && $$ AMP

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