NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Rain is desperately needed across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky and moving in tonight, we will have bouts of heavy rain, a few storms and very windy conditions that are expected through early Tuesday morning. Middle Tennessee could receive one to two inches of rainfall.

As a vigorous low pressure center passes to our northwest, wind gusts should reach 40-50 mph overnight into Tuesday morning. A Wind Advisory is in effect through 6 AM Tuesday for Nashville and areas south and east.

Timeline: Showers are picking up this evening as they move into West Tennessee. The bands of heavy rain take over through the overnight hours and will move slowly bringing heavy rain. Click the arrows to step through the time periods.

Rainfall amounts are likely to be the highest so far this month with anywhere from an inch to two inches possible.

Along with rain, strong winds are likely. The winds will be strongest from tonight into early Tuesday morning. This breeze will start from the south, but by Wednesday, colder air will filter in with wind gusts still staying strong.

With rainfall on the way, hopefully a dent will be put in our drought conditions, but it won’t be enough to get rid of the drought. As of now, it looks like Middle Tennessee could enter the new year still in a drought.

We will dry out and cool down for travel day on Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day with our holiday staring off with a light freeze followed by highs in the mid-50s.

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