Heavy rain with thunderstorms move across Middle Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Heavy rain moved into Middle Tennessee as well as Southern Kentucky Tuesday evening, generating a few storms into early Wednesday morning.

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While wet weather causes an inconvenience on the roads and plans you may have, we could actually use it. Many areas are considered abnormally dry. However, moderate drought begins to spread in, with a higher category, severe drought showing up in southern Lincoln and Franklin counties.

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Many locations are several inches of rain lower than average, but tonight’s event will help out.

A storm coming from Texas strengthens while delivering in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico before coming here. Showers begin to pop in during the evening commute. Rain remains light early.

Overnight to early Wednesday, intensity picks up with several rumbles of thunder along with torrential downpours. Severe weather is not part of the picture, but lightning and isolated pockets of minor flooding is possible.

Rain wraps up Wednesday morning before pushing east. General totals from 1-2 inches of rain with a few locations picking up as much as 3 inches.

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Rain slowly shifts out mid-morning and is completely gone ahead of lunchtime. Following wet weather, colder air moves in. Therefore, temperatures begin the day in the lower 40s and end in the 30s by this evening.

Though cool on Thursday, the sun comes out and Friday should be a sure winner. Expect dry weather under sterling sunshine with a high near 60 degrees to round out the end of the week.

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