NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Strong storms are likely Wednesday and Thursday in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

There is a marginal risk (1/5) Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for most of Middle TN and Southern KY.

The biggest threats will be heavy rain, gusty winds, hail, and lots of lightning. There is no tornado threat, which is good news.

Storms will break out early afternoon and last through the evening each day.

The active stormy pattern will continue through the work week and into the weekend. We could really use the rain because areas areas west of I-65 are under severe (3/5) drought conditions.