NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Please stay weather alert this evening as strong storms are moving in from the west ahead of our big weekend cool-down.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for most of Middle TN until midnight. The old watch west of the Tennessee River expires at 8pm. The National Weather Service wants you to know that although damaging winds are the biggest threat, a few isolated tornadoes are still possible.
In addition, The Storm Prediction Center has placed a Slight Risk (category 2 of 5) over much of Middle TN and south KY, and a Marginal Risk (category 1 of 5) elsewhere.
The timing shows a few isolated storms out ahead of a line of storms that moves from west to east during the evening/overnight hours. The storms should move east of the News 2 Viewing area after midnight.
Behind the storms, get ready for a taste of fall with temps dropping to the low 50s by daybreak Saturday in a stiff northwesterly breeze. Highs over the weekend will only be in the mid-60s, with 40s for lows Sunday and Monday mornings.