Nocturnal severe storms and tornadoes have always been part of our weather history during the Fall season and is why we stress the importance of prepared during our second severe weather season.
Monday evening and night will bring our next chance for severe storms to the Local 6 area. The Storm Prediction Center has included the Local 6 area in the SLIGHT RISK category for Monday evening/night. Will update if that information changes. Kentucky and Tennessee will see the greatest chance of storms turning severe.
As for timing, the threat for severe storms increases as the sun goes down Monday evening. The dynamics for severe storms peak around 5pm to 10pm across the Local 6 area. We may have a few severe storms outside of that time period but the greatest risk for widespread coverage will be during that window. Damaging winds and tornadoes will be possible with the forecast wind shear that will be present in our region.
Be sure to keep mobile alerts audible Monday night, check and refresh your weather radio and review severe weather safety plans before storms develop.