Weather Alert: Strong storms possible northwest-west Monday afternoon and evening in Middle Tennessee

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(WKRN) – The Storm Prediction Center has placed our northwest and western counties under a Marginal Risk (category 1 of 5) for severe weather for Monday afternoon and evening.

The biggest threat in these areas is for a few of the storms to have gusty, damaging winds. The tornado threat is low, but please note that it is NOT ZERO. There will be just enough shear in the winds in the lower part of the atmosphere to support a low-end risk for a tornado. The flooding threat is also low because the storms should be moving fairly quickly.

A line of storms should move into our northwest and west counties roughly during the 3-8pm time period and cross the I-65 corridor roughly 8 – 11pm. The storms are expected to weaken as they approach I-65 and the Nashville area, and continue as only rain showers east of I-65. There may be a few lingering showers on the Cumberland Plateau Tuesday morning.

A line of storms should move into our northwest and west counties roughly during the 3-8pm.

Storms weaken as they approach and cross the I-65 corridor roughly between 8 – 11pm.

Mid-week things look quiet with highs in the mid-80s. A strong cold front is expected to bring showers and storms Friday with cooler fall-like temperatures next weekend!

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