NOTE: The forecast below is from earlier Wednesday. A new forecast with the latest timeline on the storm threat can be found here.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tornado Watches have now been issued for the western 2/3 of Middle TN, all of West TN as well as South KY.

Winds have been gusting to 50 mph and higher OUT AHEAD of the storms, and a Wind Advisory remains in effect until 1am Thursday.

Winds will be sustained between 20-30mph with wind gusts nearing 50mph even ahead of the storms. As the line approaches gusts could near 70mph.

Timing of Wednesday Storm Threat

The line of storms will develop around 3pm along the Tennessee River moving east towards the I-65 corridor between 7 and 9pm. By midnight, the line of storms moves through The Plateau. All is said and done by 1am. We turn cooler Thursday afternoon into the 60s.

On Thursday afternoon the weather will get cooler as temperatures will dip into the 60s.

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