NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tuesday afternoon we need to be prepared for heavy rain, storms, and gusty winds. Some of the storms could be strong or even severe. The Marginal Risk has been expanded for much of Middle Tennessee. A Slight Risk (Level 2/5) has nudged north to include a lot of our southwestern communities.

Then, early Wednesday morning, a few strong storms could continue on the Plateau. These areas are under a Marginal Risk (1/5) for severe storms.

All modes of severe weather are possible with these storms. Heavy rain, gusty winds, hail, and even a tornado can’t be ruled out.

TIMING: beginning late afternoon into the evening commute through early Wednesday morning.

Heavy rain is expected in our area. We could see 1 to 3 inches in total. There is a Flood Watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening for Decatur County.

In addition, we are expecting gusty winds even outside of the storms. There is a Wind Advisory for most of Middle TN until 10 p.m. tonight. Lincoln, Moore, and Franklin Counties have it in effect through 7 a.m. Wednesday.

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