NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — We are continuing to monitor overnight storms. Although there still is a threat for damaging winds and a possible tornado in northwest Middle TN and south KY, localized flooding appears to be the biggest threat.
The Weather Prediction Center is outlining most of Middle TN and all of south KY for the potential for 2-3″ of rain which could produce localized flooding.
The Storm Prediction Center has a Marginal Risk (level 1/5) to parts of Middle Tennessee & Southern Kentucky. This will be valid for Tuesday evening through 6 a.m. Wednesday. This risk area includes Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Bowling Green, Camden, Dover, Cadiz, Greenville, Erin, Waverly, Springfield, Portland, Russellville, and Scottsville.
Severe weather threats
The primary severe weather threats for tonight will be gusty winds and downpours that could cause localized flooding, BUT an isolated tornado is also possible.
It should be noted that heavy downpours that could cause brief localized flooding could also occur outside of the Marginal Risk area, including Nashville and the rest of Middle Tennessee.
Timing the storms
Storms could develop and push into our northwest counties by around 10 pm and spread southeastward across the area through 6 am and beyond.
Rain and a few storms will continue on Wednesday as the front becomes stationary in Middle Tennessee.