Spectacular sunset: The calm before the storm

Stunning sunset before the storm, Columbia, Tenn. (Courtesy: Kellye Murphy)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – People across Middle Tennessee saw a breathtaking sunset Monday evening.

You can thank the approaching storm system for the spectacular display.

Sunset in Theta, Tennesee (Courtesy: Laura Flowers)

High Cirrostratus clouds are leading the way. They are thin clouds composed of ice crystals.

According to Meteorologist Danielle Breezy, they scatter the light. In this case, the blue and purple light waves got scattered out first.

The longest light waves stuck around to show off stunning reds and oranges.

Click here to see more photos of the sunset in our latest weather slideshow.

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