NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The News 2 Weather Authority is tracking the threat of severe storms across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky Friday night into early Saturday morning. Similar to our previous severe event last week, storms will impact the region during the night and you will want to remain on Weather Alert for the threat of severe storms.
This is a big enhanced threat area outlined by the Storm Prediction Center. Stretching into the Midwest all the way into the Mid-South area. There is also two new areas of level 4 Moderate Risk: one in the Midwest region, and another across the West TN/NE Arkansas region. For Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky: a level 3/5 Enhanced Risk along and west of Interstate 65, and east of I-65 is under a level 2/5 Slight Risk.
First round: Early morning rain is expected Friday, but looks like it will be sub-severe. There could even be additional showers through the afternoon and if they are widespread enough would help mitigate the storms at night.
Second Round: Storms begin to fire up just after 7pm and will gradually move east overnight. At this time, forecast models indicate the better instability, moisture, & wind dynamics are best west of I-65. This area would be favored for an increased chance of a tornado, but not ruled out for the entire area as the line of storms moves east.
The storm threat is cleared out of the Cumberland Plateau by 5 a.m. Saturday.
The main threats will be strong gusty winds, heavy rain, and even a few isolated tornadoes.
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