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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) -- As we head into the last day of 2018, Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky will potentially see a few strong to severe thunderstorms.
The area is under a Slight Risk (2 on a scale of 5) for severe weather Monday with the main threats being heavy rain and damaging winds. Rotation will be possible with some of these storms. For that reason, a Tornado Watch is in effect until 7pm.
Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.
A line of strong storms is set to develop during the early afternoon hours and move from west to east across the area.
Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar.
These storms will cross I-65 sometime during the mid-late afternoon and continue to push east. It will be warm and windy ahead of this system with winds gusting out of the south up to 40 mph and high temperatures reaching the upper 60s and even low 70s. A Wind Advisory is in place until 6pm.
The storms will continue to push east of I-65 after sunset before working their way toward The Plateau.
The GOOD NEWS is that storms will clear downtown Nashville and much of Middle Tennessee by the time festivities start, with a few lingering showers tapering off. By fireworks time at midnight, it should be dry with a temperature near 50°.
Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.
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