Risk lowered but strong storms still possible Thursday afternoon, evening

(Graphic: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Strong storms are still anticipated for Thursday afternoon into the night, but the risk has been lowered.

You should not let your guard down, but the NWS Storm Prediction Center has shifted the enhanced risk farther north, still including Springfield, Clarksville, Dover, Erin, and Paris.

Elsewhere, including Nashville, a slight risk has been issued. That does not mean there will not be any strong storms, just that the threat is slightly lower. Check the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.

(Courtesy: NWS Storm Predication Center)

Although there will be a line of storms pushing in this evening, there is some concern that scattered storms could break out this afternoon ahead of that line, likely on the I-65 corridor during Thursday’s rush hour. Should that occur, they could be strong as well. Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar.

Both those possible afternoon storms and the following line could bring severe weather.

The timing for the main line in Clarksville and a few areas west will be between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The timing for Nashville, Murfreesboro, and the I-65 corridor will be from about 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The Metro Office of Emergency Management plans to activate Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m., especially with the storm’s timing during rush hour. It means all necessary agencies will be pulled together in order to quickly assist with any problems that arise.

Areas east will be under the storms from 8 p.m. to midnight.

News 2 meteorologists urge you stay weather aware and have a safety plan, if needed. Click here to read more on News 2 StormTracker’s Family Safety.

Behind this storm system, temperatures drop to the 60s Friday with mostly cloudy skies. The weekend looks quiet and nice.

Before severe weather strikes, be sure to download our WKRN Wx app and track the storms on our interactive radar.

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