Severe weather risk across East Tennessee Today

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) We can expect a very wet day around East Tennessee Thursday, and there's a chance we could see some severe weather in the afternoon.

Today should start out wet, with scattered showers possible around the region beginning during the morning commute, according to Volunteer TV Chief Meteorologist Scot Blalock. That rain should continue through the evening commute as well.

The National Weather Service says there is a slight risk of severe weather this afternoon in East Tennessee.

"Most of the stronger storms, and chances for tornadoes will be mostly south of East Tennessee, down into Alabama," Blalock says. "But we could see some straight line winds, heavy downpours, and even some hail."

Blalock says most of the heaviest rain will fall in mid afternoon through the evening rush.

"Be ready for some tough driving conditions, including hydroplaning, and driving rains during your evening commute," Blalock advises.

Some areas could see an inch to two inches of rain by the end of the day.

What follows the rain, will be a cool down, with some chances of snow flurries by early in the week next week.

"You'll need your winter coat by next week," Blalock says.

You can track the storm on your desktop by downloading Pinpoint 8 Desktop Weather at the link below this article. it's perfect for checking the weather before you leave work or before you head out in the evening.

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