Storm 5 Alert: Possible Monday night storms bring potential for damaging wind, hail

Posted at 8:06 AM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 03:04:30-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The threat for damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes has prompted a Storm 5 Alert for Monday night to Tuesday morning.


The Storm 5 Alert will take place in the overnight hourse, likely from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. as storms move from west to east across the area.

Waves of heavy rain will impact central parts of the Gulf Coast states over the next few days. A large area of nearly half a foot of rain is expected from central Alabama through central Georgia. Here in Tennessee we'll likely see anywhere from 1/2" to 1.5" of rain Monday night into Tuesday with dry weather returning by Tuesday afternoon.

While we're set to dodge the 'flood' bullet, we're not going to dodge severe weather chances. A Storm 5 Alert is in effect for the overnight hours of Monday night into early Tuesday morning as a threat for large hail, damaging wind, and some isolated tornadoes is expected to develop late in the evening.

The timing for severe weather tonight is mainly between 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. With the storm threat highest during the overnight hours, it's important to have a way to get weather warnings while sleeping.

Our free StormShieldApp is a great option. A NOAA weather radio is also a good way to get warnings.