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


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

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

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 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

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