VIDEO: Friday’s severe storms, where they could hit

(Graphic: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thunderstorms expected to form this afternoon will have the ability to turn severe quickly.

Large hail, damaging wind gusts, and a few tornadoes are possible, and wind within the strongest storms could produce 60 to 70 mph gusts. Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.

The storms will begin to erupt just past noon along the Tennessee River and push toward Erin, Clarksville, Waverly, and Hopkinsville. Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar.

Later in the afternoon, the bulk of the turbulent weather will shift to I-65 north of Nashville from Portland to Bowling Green.

Around sunset, areas around Tompkinsville, Putnam, Macon, Clay, and Jackson counties will begin to experience the rough weather.

Overall, along and north of I-40 has the best potential for storms with areas northwest of Nashville under the greatest threat for tornadoes.

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