Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Morristown TN
432 AM EDT Sat Mar 17 2018

Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-
Northwest Cocke-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-
Southeast Greene-Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-
Southeast Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-Jefferson-NW Blount-
Blount Smoky Mountains-North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-
Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-
Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-
432 AM EDT Sat Mar 17 2018 /332 AM CDT Sat Mar 17 2018/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southwest North
Carolina...East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

...Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible this Afternoon and

An upper level storm system and associated frontal boundary will
move across the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians
late this afternoon and evening. Gusty southwesterly winds
today will pull moisture and instability ahead of this system
with scattered storms expected to re-develop during the late
afternoon. The greatest coverage of storms late today will be
across southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee. Some of these
storms may become severe producing large hail and strong damaging

An isolated tornado can not be ruled out across southwest
Virginia and northeast Tennessee.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

...Severe Thunderstorms Possible Again Monday Evening...

Another upper level storms system will move across the Ohio and
Tennessee Valleys late Monday with strong southerly winds pulling
warm, moist and unstable air into the Tennessee Valley. Thunderstorms
will develop over Mississippi and western Tennessee Monday
afternoon and then race east into Alabama, middle and southeast
Tennessee and Georgia.

Some of these storms could be severe with the main threat being
tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail. There is a potential of a
significant outbreak of severe storms late Monday.


Spotter activation may be needed this afternoon and evening and
Monday evening.


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