A Watch the tornado was issued for areas west of Chattanooga until Sunday, 9am. These are the current monitoring zones at 4:30 pm ET on Sunday, shaded in yellow.
This means that the conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and near the surveillance zone.
During monitoring, you should review the safety rules for tornadoes and be prepared to move a safe place if the weather threatens.
A strong cold front will cross the region today and tonight. A first convection line will pass during the morning; it weakens as it moves in the eastern part of the forecast area.
All types of severe weather are possible, including gusts of wind, hail and tornadoes.
Another series of thunderstorms should take place in the afternoon and in the evening on the cold front itself. This second round will have the potential to become severe.
The showers will decrease in strength and coverage tonight with the dry weather that will set in for the first part of the workweek.
There is a slight risk of violent storms, mainly with the late afternoon and evening storms.
The main concern will be with strong winds, but isolated tornadoes and hail of up to half the dollar will also be possible.
Make sure you have a way to get weather alerts, especially if there is a warning.
You can download our StormTrack9 app.