by Steve Norris, Smith County Insider Weather Correspondent

Friday and Saturday is not looking good for Smith County and Middle Tennessee with showers and thunderstorms likely with strong and Gusty South wind that could uproot a few trees because of the saturated ground.

A few tornadoes will be possible on Saturday in Middle Tennessee, but the greatest threat is probably going to be near the Alabama-Tennessee border. You should keep up-to-date with weather information just in case. Heavy rain of a couple of inches is also possible with flooding potential.

Looks like we will take a break in the rain on Sunday but it will return on Monday night and Tuesday. The picture looking down the road does not get any better with more rain from than 17th through the 22nd but no major winter weather in sight for us at this time.

Mid to late January is often the coldest weather of the winter, even though that is not going to be the case this year.

Next week I will have some information on the coldest temperatures ever recorded in our County and in Middle Tennessee.

Steve Norris got his first job at 18 years old doing radio weather. Steve does forecasts for several radio stations and newspapers, and he serves as a severe weather meteorologist for some city governments in the Middle Tennessee area. Steve first became interested in weather when his grandfather bought him a thermometer when he was 10 years old. He has been loving weather for over 40 years.

If you need weather data or have any weather-related questions or comments, you can reach Steve Norris anytime at weather1@charter.net.