CURRENT CLOSINGS AND DELAYS:
Bradley County Schools – Closed Tuesday
Cleveland City Schools – Closed Tuesday
Etowah City School – Delayed 2 hours
Hamilton County Schools – Delayed 2 hours
Polk County Schools – Closed Tuesday
Tennessee Christian Preparatory School – Delayed 2 hours
Update at 5:40AM Eastern: The TORNADO WATCH for Bradley County has been CANCELED. It remains in effect for areas to our east, but we suspicion it will be canceled as the severe thunderstorms exit the area to our east into North Carolina. Cleveland and Bradley County are in the clear at this point. Be careful as you travel this morning with leaves all over the road as well as the possibility of small debris.
Update at 5:15AM Eastern: The SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Bradley County, which was in effect until 5:45AM, has been CANCELED. As of right now, we are only under a TORNADO WATCH until 9AM.
Update at 4:45AM Eastern: Bradley County is under a TORNADO WARNING until 5:15AM Eastern. Doppler radar indicates rotation near central Bradley County/Cleveland. TAKE COVER NOW! While a tornado has NOT been confirmed on the ground, this is a dangerous situation that can escalate quickly!
Update at 3:30AM Eastern: The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for more counties in our listening area including Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, and Monroe Counties until 9AM Eastern. It appears the watch issued earlier to our west, including Hamilton County, will be allowed to expire at 7AM Eastern. Stay tuned to Mix 104.1 throughout the morning for updates on this weather situation.
Update at 12:41AM Eastern: The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for some of the western counties in our listening area, including (but not limited to) Hamilton, Rhea, Marion, Sequatchie, and Bledsoe Counties, until 7AM Eastern (6AM Central.) A TORNADO WATCH means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area. Stay tuned to Mix 104-1 throughout the night and morning as we will pass along any further watches or warnings for our area.