Risk for stronger to severe storms Monday and Tuesday, First Alert

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley tracks rounds of storms, flooding risks, and the cooler air behind it all.
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 4:29 AM EDT|Updated: May. 3, 2021 at 11:56 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Several waves of storms will bring the chance for heavy rain, hail, and high wind, plus a tornado is possible. This is why we have an extended First Alert through Tuesday night. Cooler air moves in the second half of this week.


Isolated severe storms (marginal) possible in our area today.
Isolated severe storms (marginal) possible in our area today.

Scattered storms are developing at times with a 60% coverage of our area in rain and storms. An isolated stronger to severe storm is possible today, with gusty winds, hail, and a very low potential for a tornado. We heat up to around 78 degrees today, with gusty winds above the breeze Southwesterly 10 to 20 mph winds.

Isolated storms are possible this evening. Even though they’re spotty in coverage, the energy will be there to potentially create a stronger storm.

Tonight starts out quieter, but batch of heavy rain and storms move in in the middle of the night. This could bring some stronger to severe storms to the Plateau to the Tennessee, Kentucky line. This soaks our area first thing, with an 80% coverage.


A few stronger to severe storms possible Tuesday.
A few stronger to severe storms possible Tuesday.

We’ll have more rain and storms developing at times midday through the afternoon, with a few stronger to severe storms possible in our area. We’ll see some sun in the afternoon, with scattered storms developing. The energy available could make Tuesday’s storms more intense, with damaging wind the main threat, then hail, and a tornado can’t be ruled out. The high will be around 81 degrees.

Tuesday night to Wednesday morning goes back to an 80% coverage of our area in rain and storms, with isolated stronger to severe storms possible. Due to several days of heavy rainfall, flash flooding is also a concern.

The rainy start to Wednesday starts to wind down, with spotty afternoon rain and a partly cloudy view. The cooler air moves in with a high around 72 degrees.

Then Thursday and Friday are partly cloudy, with spotty rain chances, and in the mid to upper 60s.

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