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Significant severe weather threat for Middle Tennessee Tuesday

Graphic provided by NWS Nashville.

The first significant severe weather threat of the spring season is forecast for Middle Tennessee – including the Thunder Radio WMSR listening area – for Tuesday, April 2.

The National Weather Service office in Nashville has placed Coffee County under an “enhanced risk” (level 3 of 5) for severe weather activity Wednesday.

The main threats include ping pong ball sized hail, possibly strong tornadoes (long track tornadoes possible), and damaging wind gusts of 60 miles per hour.

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According to NWS, scattered storms will start to develop ahead of a cold front Tuesday morning. Storms will increase in coverage and strength late morning and afternoon. The severe risk appears to be between 1-8 p.m.

Stay tuned to Thunder Radio WMSR for severe weather information throughout the day (107.9 FM, 1320 AM, 106.7 FM, Manchester Go App). Also have multiple ways to receive severe weather information and alerts.


According to NWS, now is the time to review severe weather plans with your family and friends. Know your safe places in your home and clean them out. Make sure that you have emergency kit supplies – such as water, flashlights, batteries and a battery-powered AM-FM radio. It is also advisable to have portable phone chargers fully charged in case of power outages.

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