First round of severe storms for 2018 moves into Middle Tennessee Saturday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn (WKRN) – Wild weather over the past week turns even more turbulent with severe storms poised for Middle Tennessee this weekend.

A system from the west moves into Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky Saturday evening with a line of intense storms. Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC), highlights most of the region with a “slight” risk (category 2 of 5) while areas along the Tennessee River has a higher threat, an “enhanced” risk (category 3 of 5). Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.

In terms of timing, storms erupt in west Tennessee and western Kentucky during the afternoon and roll into our area early evening past 5 p.m. Storms push east and continue overnight before exiting Sunday morning.

Impacts include torrential rainfall, frequent lightning, small hail, wind gusts exceeding 50-60 mph, and even a low tornado chance. Along with the heavy rainfall, pockets of flash flooding are possible.

At least Sunday afternoon to Tuesday should be dry and tranquil.Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.Download the free News 2 StormTracker App from WKRN and Nashville’s News 2 and be prepared when severe weather strikes.Don’t forget to snap photos and submit those through the WKRN apps as well. Just give us a little information about where and when the photo was taken. You can also send your pictures to pix@wkrn.com.

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