BREAKING Severe thunderstorm warning issued for western Blount and eastern Loudon counties
At 4:40 p.m., doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-sieze hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located 7 miles west of Alcoa and was moving south at 15 mph.
In addition to large hail and damaging winds... Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately! Lightning is one of natures number one killers. Remember... If you can hear thunder... You are close enough to be struck by lightning.