Just before 4 p.m., National Weather Service officials announced a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the area. According to law enforcement and weather spotter information, hail varying in size fell in the county.
One report noted hail up to 1 inch in diameter where other reports indicated pea-sized hail fell in other locations.
Wind gusts up to 25 mph were recorded at the Emergency Operations Center located at Bradley County 911.
Just a little over half an inch of rain fell within an hour.
Matthew Cason, administrative officer for Cleveland-Bradley Emergency Management Agency, said today that during the next 10 days, daytime highs are forecast not to drop below the 90-degree mark.
“With that in mind, we could see temperatures during the summer season to inch into the triple-digits,” Cason said.
“Some residents were on edge due to [the] April 27 storms which produced a number of tornadoes. We monitored the weather system Sunday and will continue to watch all developing situations. Facebook was an informative outlet Sunday as it was April 27,” explained Cason.
The social networking page for Cleveland-Bradley County Emergency Management Agency is a popular place to be when storm activity is present in Bradley and the surrounding areas.
“Facebook friends immediately know where things are occurring and what type of situations to expect. They post conditions as they happen and this is a great public safety resource,” Cason added.
But, during Sunday’s storm, temperatures did a dramatic turnaround.
According to data collected at the EOC, the high prior to the storms settled at 93 degrees.
An hour after the storms, the temperature dropped to 68 degrees, a fall of 25 degrees.
The threat of pop-up storms will continue today as a low pressure system is in place across the eastern edge of the Tennessee valley.
NWS data includes the fact excessive heat will be experienced in the region, which could mix with moisture and cause instability and more stormy conditions.
Overnight lows are expected to be either in the upper 60s or low 70s during the next 10 days, according to Weather Service predictions.