Severe storms, flooding likely tonight

Damaging winds, isolated tornado, flooding biggest threats

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –  An Enhanced Risk of severe thunderstorms now extends generally from the I-65 corridor, including Nashville, west overnight.

This means severe weather that could include gusty winds, heavy downpours, vivid lightning and even isolated tornadoes are possible a bit farther east.

Although there may be a few isolated storms this afternoon, especially over our northwest counties, the most likely timing for severe weather will be overnight tonight.

HOWEVER, keep up with the latest on any storms that break out this afternoon, as the atmosphere for any of the storms is conducive for severe weather.Keep in mind, these times could change, but strong storms could be ongoing in the 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. time period from Clarksville down to the Tennessee River westward, from 9 p.m. to midnight for Nashville and much of the mid-state, and midnight to 3 a.m on the Plateau.

A line of storms will be just ahead of a cold front, BUT there is the possibility of a few individual strong storms (called super-cells) to develop out ahead of that line.  Any of these storms could produce severe weather, including tornadoes.

AND DON’ FORGET that flooding is also a possibility, as an additional 1-3″ of rain could fall over already saturated ground.  Many west and northwestern areas have seen 3-5″ of rain or more over the last few days.  A Flood Watch remains in effect until Sunday morning.

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