NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Heavy rain and storms are expected to impact Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky on Thursday. Flooding is the biggest concern, but there is a risk for a few strong storms as well.

Storm impacts

Our severe risk for any strong to severe storms on Thursday will be focused on damaging wind gusts. There is a very low chance for a tornado. The main concern is the amount of rain possible through Friday, which is about 2-3 inches. Minor flooding is possible.

Because of the potential water amounts, there is a Flood Watch issued for our Southern Kentucky counties valid through Thursday afternoon, and through Friday afternoon for our far southeast counties in Tennessee.

Severe outlook

Today, a Slight Risk (level 2/5) is in effect for counties south for our southern counties: parts of Benton, Decatur, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, and Wayne. Along I-24 and southwest, a Marginal Risk of storms is in effect.

Future Tracker

Heavier rainfall to increase after daybreak, especially west of I-65. This will travel from NW Tennessee to South TN/AL line. This could also have some stronger storms with wind gusts.

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Overnight into Friday morning, more gusty storms are possible. These will impact impact locations along I-24 and west.

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