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Northwest Tennessee bracing for severe storms

Northwest Tennessee bracing for severe storms
The National Weather Service of Memphis is predicting a line of sever weather that would impact northwest Tennessee on Tuesday as a cold front moves into the area Tuesday night. Weather alerts have been issued for all of the counties of Northwest Tennessee in anticipation of sever storms that could produce lightning, damaging winds and hail.
According to a statement issued by the National Weather Service, the main threats will be damaging winds, large and the possibility of tornadoes. As a strong cold front moves into East Arkansas Tuesday afternoon moving east, unseasonably warm, moist and unstable air will occur ahead of the cold front. It is predicting south winds between 20 and 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 miles an hour.
The statement also advises rural areas from Forrest City, Ark. To Tiptonville should be aware of the possibility of sever weather tonight between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
According to weather.com the chance of severe weather gradually increases Tuesday from 30 to 70 percent by 2 p.m. It is citing the majority of the sever activity will take place between 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday. The chance of precipitation is at 90 percent with rainfall amounts expected totaling a half to three quarters of an inch.
Residents in Northwest Tennessee are advised to watch for changing weather and monitor the activity through the use of a weather radio.
High temperatures are expected to reach the high 60s today and tomorrow with a low of around 35 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday night. For additional information, visit www.weather.gov.

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