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Tornadoes are possible again across Middle Tennessee

Storms capable of producing strong winds, hail and isolated tornadoes will shift east towards the Tennessee Valley region where there is also a risk for flash flooding. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has been tracking and has the details.

Posted: Mar 24, 2020 3:21 PM
Updated: Mar 24, 2020 3:21 PM

Another storm system on Tuesday is threatening areas recently hit by deadly tornadoes, where residents now are dealing with the impacts of coronavirus.

"Central Tennessee, including the Nashville area, once again find themselves at risk for tornadoes later today," CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said.

"Unlike a couple of weeks ago, when tornadoes moved through after midnight while residents were asleep, today's threat looks to be greatest earlier in the evening, likely between 6 and 10 p.m. Central Time."

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This tornado potential will likely be highest across portions of Middle Tennessee and northern Alabama, though the threat also extends into Arkansas, Mississippi and northern Georgia, the Storm Prediction Center said.

The prediction center elevated the risk level to enhanced -- level 3 of 5 -- early Tuesday afternoon for northern Alabama and portions of southern Tennessee.

Coronavirus -- and efforts to keep people apart to stem its spread -- brings a new challenge to storm safety in the risk areas.

"In the case of a weather event necessitating storm shelters Alabama, Public Health recommends that your first priority should be to protect yourself from the storm," tweeted the city of Tuscaloosa.

Inside storm shelters, officials will try to maintain 6 feet of space between people, officials added.

Memphis and Chattanooga, Tennessee, are in the slight risk area -- level 2 of 5 -- for severe storms that may produce damaging hail and wind, along with a few tornadoes, the prediction center said.

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Severe thunderstorms are also possible into Tuesday night across eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, northern Alabama and northwest Georgia.

Atlanta is in the marginal risk area -- level 1 of 5 -- indicating that while it's less likely to experience a dangerous severe storm, it cannot be ruled out.

Flash flooding likely for the same region

In addition to strong thunderstorms, heavy rainfall could lead to flooding across many of the same areas.

Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico feeding into the storms will fuel a large stripe of heavy rains, stretching from the lower Mississippi Valley, across the Tennessee Valley, southern Appalachians and southern Mid-Atlantic, according to the Weather Prediction Center.

"The greatest risk of flash flooding with this storm will be across portions of the Upper Tennessee Valley into the Southern Appalachians where soils are saturated from heavy rains over the past few weeks," the prediction center stated.

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The risk level is 3 of 4 for flash flooding across a zone that includes the cities of Huntsville, Alabama; Chattanooga and the northern Atlanta suburbs. Two to 4 inches of rain could fall in this region, only a day after widespread rainfall of 1 to 3 inches fell there.

By Wednesday, this storm will bring rain across the Mid-Atlantic into southern New England. There are no threats of flash flooding and only the lowest threat -- 1 of 5 -- for severe storms across the eastern Carolinas.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 149940

Reported Deaths: 3779
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto10097104
Hinds9984199
Harrison7116110
Jackson6360119
Rankin5588103
Lee509195
Madison4799106
Forrest383186
Jones357688
Lauderdale3496147
Lafayette326051
Washington3179107
Lamar291550
Oktibbeha245462
Bolivar241384
Lowndes237364
Panola222350
Neshoba2206118
Marshall217250
Leflore205590
Pontotoc199928
Monroe198177
Sunflower191655
Lincoln190865
Warren176857
Tate169851
Union167325
Copiah164140
Pike162658
Yazoo156039
Scott154829
Itawamba152935
Pearl River152167
Alcorn151328
Coahoma150543
Simpson148353
Prentiss146230
Adams141950
Grenada140945
Leake134944
Holmes130861
George125524
Tippah125230
Covington123439
Winston122224
Hancock121139
Wayne117923
Marion116646
Attala113034
Tishomingo109442
Chickasaw107632
Newton105629
Tallahatchie97027
Clay91327
Clarke90553
Jasper82822
Stone77014
Walthall76928
Calhoun75513
Montgomery74525
Carroll72415
Lawrence71814
Smith71316
Yalobusha71327
Noxubee71017
Perry67026
Tunica61019
Greene60322
Claiborne58616
Jefferson Davis57017
Amite54014
Humphreys53619
Benton49318
Quitman4927
Webster44314
Kemper43618
Wilkinson39822
Jefferson35211
Franklin3395
Choctaw3357
Sharkey30917
Issaquena1164
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 244993

Reported Deaths: 3572
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson32314500
Mobile19859361
Madison13223148
Tuscaloosa13049154
Montgomery12342236
Shelby1031577
Baldwin873398
Lee775766
Morgan662650
Calhoun6301119
Etowah627666
Marshall627255
Houston525638
DeKalb485536
Cullman439442
Limestone425145
St. Clair419555
Lauderdale407854
Elmore406864
Walker3657111
Talladega351454
Jackson320423
Colbert311942
Blount292240
Autauga273542
Franklin252633
Coffee245415
Dale232654
Dallas226232
Chilton223438
Russell22193
Covington218934
Escambia198331
Chambers176850
Tallapoosa176391
Pike158614
Clarke158419
Marion140236
Winston133023
Lawrence127936
Pickens123518
Geneva12218
Marengo121524
Bibb117917
Barbour117310
Butler116541
Randolph102921
Cherokee102224
Hale97031
Clay91924
Fayette91616
Washington91219
Henry8546
Lowndes79929
Monroe78911
Cleburne77214
Macon73722
Crenshaw71130
Bullock69619
Perry6886
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Wilcox63518
Sumter58122
Greene42618
Choctaw42213
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