NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A line of storms will track into Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky late Wednesday night into the early morning hours of Thursday. There is a marginal risk (1/5) for severe storms along and west of I-65. A standard slight risk (level 2/5) has now stretched into Henry, Carroll, Benton, Decatur, Perry, and Wayne Counties.
While the overall threat of severe weather is low, it’s not zero. An isolated tornado will be possible west of I-65 as will winds upwards of 60 miles per hour with stronger storms. Hail is not a significant threat.
Storms will move into our western counties a few hours before midnight and will track west to east during the overnight and early morning hours Thursday. Once the storms pass the I-65 corridor they are expected to weaken.
Up to 1 inch of rain will be possible through Thursday morning and more rain is possible later in the week. Localized flooding is a possibility but not a major concern with this system.
SPC Thursday has the risk shifted into middle / east TN after 7am. A few strong storms will be possible before lunch time. Another threat for severe storms will move in Friday night as a cold front enters the area.