LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Strong to severe storms are possible now through this evening. Gusty winds 40 to 60 mph + are possible with pea to quarter size hail in some of these storms. Expect frequent lightning and localized flooding in spots as well. A SEVERE T-STORM WATCH, which means conditions are favorable for development, is in effect until 9 PM tonight for all of East Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Lee County, Virginia.
Knoxville (AP) -- TVA has set another record for winter power demand.
The federal utility says demand reached 30,336 megawatts Wednesday.
That occurred at 8 o'clock eastern time. At the time, the average temperature across the Tennessee Valley was 15 degrees.
This surpassed a record set only a few weeks before on December 8.
TVA says the record could be broken again next week if current forecasts prove accurate.
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