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Saturday will be a WYMT Severe Weather Alert Day

It's been a quiet Friday of weather here in the mountains after a below freezing start for much of the region. The sunshine this afternoon will give way to chances of Severe Weather on Saturday.

A warm front will cross the region tomorrow and will be the focusing mechanism for the severe weather chances. We start off the day with a round of showers as the front initially enters the area. This will likely just be more typical spring thunderstorms, but some of them could be on the stronger side and produce hail.

The best chances of severe weather will be in the afternoon and evening on Saturday. Supercell thunderstorms could develop in the Cumberland Valley in the afternoon ( the best chance looks to be after 2:00 p.m.), and will work north and east through the afternoon and evening. We will then see more storms late evening and early on Sunday morning as a cold front crosses into the region.

The storms on Saturday afternoon and evening will contain heavy rain, as well as large hail (we could see baseball size hail for the 2nd time this year) as well as damaging winds in excess of 65 to 70 mph. An isolated tornado or two can't be ruled out, the best chances of that would be in the Cumberland Valley.

Stay tuned to WYMT throughout the day Saturday as we update you on the severe weather potential.

Sky Alert Chief Meteorologist
Shane Smith

Severe storms likely on Saturday

Posted: 7:29 PM - Gusty winds, heavy rain, large hail, and an isolated tornado are possible with storms on Saturday afternoon and evening.

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