WEATHER ALERT: Severe threat for Thursday night in Middle Tennessee

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Severe storms could strike Thursday night across Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. A wave of energy from the west moves in to help generate powerful storms.

Here is a breakdown of the timing and impacts we expect.

AFTERNOON: Several pop up storms, mainly in the plateau. These should not be severe, but will produce downpours with lightning.

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

AFTER SUNSET: Storms become widespread in Kentucky first then head south into Middle Tennessee at night and could linger into Friday morning. Some of these could turn severe with big time wind. Timing looks between 7pm – Midnight for the storms to start and roll out.

Stay up to date with the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.

IMPACTS: Primary threats with the strongest storms include small hail, damaging wind gusts in excess of 50 mph, torrential rainfall, and frequent cloud to ground lightning. The tornado threat is very low.

Storms fade Friday morning and our severe threat comes to a conclusion. A few more non-severe storms could pop up Friday afternoon yielding for a drier, hotter weekend.

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