NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for most of Middle TN and south KY until 10 PM. Damaging winds, hail, & dangerous lightning are the biggest threats. There is a low-end tornado threat, but not zero.

In addition, The Storm Prediction Center has much of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky under an enhanced slight risk (category 3 of 5) for Sunday evening and night.


All modes of severe weather are possible with this system. Gusty winds, heavy rain, hail, lightning, and even an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Lightning could be a major threat with so many people outdoors for the CMA Fest and The Great TN Air Show. Remember, “When the thunder roars, go indoors!”


After a few morning showers which we are not concerned about, we should see a break with some steamy sunshine to heat up the atmosphere for a line of strong storms roughly from the 2 pm to 10 pm time period. Sequence through the time periods of Future Tracker below using the arrows: Note, the timing could vary.


We are expecting anywhere from 1 inch to 2 inches of rain which will be good for some that are under drought conditions.

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