NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Nashville Airport and Clarksville’s Outlaw Field reported 41 mph wind gusts Wednesday night ahead of a strong line of showers. A Wind Advisory is in effect until 6 am for Middle Tennessee and south Kentucky for gusts possibly as high as 45 mph. The winds outside of the showers are due to a vigorous low-pressure center to our northwest.
The slight risk for severe weather (level 2/5) has been pushed west past the TN River. Areas from I-65 and westward are under a marginal risk (level 1/5). The main concern will come from strong, gusty winds and heavy pockets of rain. The tornado threat is low, but not zero.
So far, although there is a lot of strong shear in the atmosphere, the instability is lacking. As of late Wednesday night, there had been no severe warnings.
However, windy conditions and heavy downpours could create a few problems. Drive carefully if you have to be out late tonight.
Storms are moving through the Nashville Metro area around 11pm – 1am with heavy downpours. From 1 am through 4 am they will push east of I-65 and continue to the Plateau.
Storms clear out before sunrise along the Cumberland Plateau. Dry conditions return by mid-morning Thursday.
Rain amounts from this system should total in the 1-2 inch range. Also, wind gusts could be up to at least 40 mph even outside of the storms.
Stay with News 2 as Nashville’s Weather Authority of meteorologists track the storms.
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