UPDATED: Severe Storm Risk Tonight

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) A storng storm system that's already spawned tornadoes in Alabama is on it's way to East Tennessee.

And it could be arriving on the plateau by late tonight.

Already there are tornadoes watches for all of north and middle Tennessee.

Those watches stop on the plateau, though the entire plateau is under a wind avisory until Friday morning.

Steady winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour are likely.

"While we don't expect tornadoes with this storm in Tennessee, isolated severe thunderstorms are possible, especially between midnight and 4 am overnight tonight," Volunteer TV Meterologist Scott Blalock said Thursday afternoon.

Blalock says these storms are capable of damaging winds, lightning, and brief heavy downpours.

Thursday began with some rainshowers across East Tennessee, but no severe weather.

"Blalock says the rains are just what we need to help break the drought conditions we've experienced since spring.

"Your best bet, stay connected with Volunteer TV News, and volunteertv.com. We'll monitor the weather and provide updates as the weather changes. You can also check the LIVE radar for yourself."

"You can catch Craig Edwards or I on WIVK radio if we get severe weather. And don't forget to download Pinpoint 8 Desktop Weather to track the weather on your home computer," Blalock says.

Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and volunteertv.com all day Thursday through Friday for continuous updates as the storms pass through East Tennessee


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