NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Be careful driving during the rush hour commute as strong storms with heavy downpours have prompted flood advisories for several counties. Some areas along I-40 west of Nashville have received 3-4″ of rain according to Doppler Radar rainfall estimates. For the latest see alerts see:

Some storms are also producing gusty damaging winds. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a Marginal Risk (category 1 of 5) for severe weather across much of the northern half of Middle TN, with a Slight Risk (category 2 of 5) for parts of KY.

Storms are likely to prevail through the early evening as they move slowly from west to east before decreasing in intensity after sunset.