Dangerous heat this afternoon; Increased Severe Risk for strong storms overnight

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Dangerous heat and strong storms are in the forecast today and tonight. First, the heat will build in for the afternoon. Highs will reach the low and mid-90s, but it will feel like 100-108°. A Heat Advisory is in effect through 8 pm this evening.

Strong storms are also possible, but will mostly hold off until overnight. A couple of showers and storms may develop this afternoon but much of the action will be between 10 pm tonight and 5 am tomorrow.

UPDATE: The Storm Prediction Center has added and expanded a Slight Risk (cat 2 of 5) for severe weather to western counties, as well as shifting Marginal Risk (cat 1 of 5) farther east in Middle TN. There is a risk for an isolated tornado for our west and northwest areas, with damaging winds, localized flooding, and frequent lightning the biggest threats in all of the risk areas.

Another thing to watch for this weekend is a Code Orange Air Quality Alert. Wildfire smoke will make skies hazy this afternoon and sensitive groups should avoid spending a lot of time outdoors.

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