Strong storms expected Tuesday night, Wednesday across mid-state

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Strong storms are pushing through Middle Tennessee overnight and into Wednesday.

The storms could produce damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes in the northwest area of the region in Tuesday and all across the mid-state on Wednesday.

New 2’s StormTracker has updated the risk to “Enhanced” from Paris to Dover, and “Slight” for the Clarksville area for late Tuesday through sunrise on Wednesday.

Storm Prediction Center's Severe Outlook through 6am Wednesday
Storm Prediction Center’s Severe Outlook through 6am Wednesday

This first round of storms may reach Nashville but weaken.

And later Wednesday, the second round will come ahead of cold front and affect all of Middle Tennessee.

An “Enhanced Risk” covers most of Middle Tennessee, which means severe weather is expected to be widespread with damaging winds, hail, and possibly tornadoes.

Storm Prediction Center's Severe Outlook for Wednesday
Storm Prediction Center’s Severe Outlook for Wednesday

All of the storms should leave the area by sunset.

Thursday will be cooler with lows in the mid-30s and highs in the mid to upper 50s under partly sunny skies.

A secondary front will drop temperatures a little lower on Friday when highs will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees despite a good deal of sunshine.

Dry and milder weather looks to be the rule next weekend.