Strong to severe storms expected Wednesday in Middle Tennessee

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Wind gusts in excess of 50 mph possible

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — During the day Wednesday, two waves of rain are on schedule to impact Middle Tennessee.

The first being a swath of showers in the morning that lifts to the north along a warm front. Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts

Once the rain moves out, a break in wet weather is expected as temperatures warm to the 60s with a gusty south wind at 20 mph. This helps to destabilize the atmosphere, setting the stage for stronger storms at night.

Around sunset, a cold front marches in from the west, beginning with the Tennessee River counties, then heads to I-65 between 5 and 8 p.m. Finally, the storms head east to the Cumberland Plateau after 8 p.m. 

Main impacts from the storms include heavy rainfall, which could lead to isolated flooding, wind gusts in excess of 50 mph, and frequent lightning. No hail is expected and the risk for tornadoes is very low, but something that will be monitored closely. Rainfall totals range generally between 1-2 inches in most spots.

Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar

Once the storms fully exit the region, drier, much colder air filters in from the north bringing chilly highs for the afternoons Thursday to Friday with freezing overnight lows in the 20s. As new information comes in, the News 2 Weather Authority Team will post the latest updates.  Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast

Download the free News 2 StormTracker App from News 2 and be prepared when severe weather strikes.

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