4WARN Weather Alert: High Wind & Strong-Severe Storms Today

A 4WARN Weather Alert’s in effect today for strong, gusty wind as well as potentially severe storms expected to move through this afternoon.

Outdoors early this morning, it feels like spring!  Check out temperatures as of 9am…

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It’s also turning more humid.  That’s adding to that springlike feel.

Right now, it’s cloudy and dry.  4WARN Live Doppler Radar shows a little rain just northwest of our area, over southwesternmost Kentucky.

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Here’s a look at the Wind Advisory in effect until midnight.  All counties are shaded blue, so that means we’re all in it.  Wind will gust to 40 mph at times today, even outside of showers and storms.  These wind gusts could take down tree branches and blow around unsecured objects in the yard.  Make sure you hold on tightly to the steering wheel too as you drive today.

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FUTURECAST shows how high the winds could gust in your area throughout the day.  Notice gusts in the 30s will be common.

Our severe threat for later today is a level 2 on a scale of 1 to 5.  We call that a “Slight Risk”.  Damaging wind gusts to 60-70 mph and isolated tornadoes will be possible, in addition to brief heavy downpours.  This threat will be confined to the band of heaviest weather that moves through this afternoon.

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Check out the expected timing for heavy showers and thunderstorms in your area this afternoon.  Based on what I’ve seen when making my forecast this morning, it should verify this way, or come very close.

Tonight, the rain will exit allowing much colder air to rush in.  By 7pm, it’ll be around 50 degrees in Nashville, with even colder conditions farther west.

If you’re going to the Vanderbilt football game and tailgating first, prepare to get wet.  You’ll also likely have to deal with some storms.  The storms will be well east of Nashville by kickoff time at 6:30pm, so if you’re just going to the game itself, it’ll be dry or mostly dry and chilly.

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The Vols forecast will be stormy during the first half of the game.  Then, it’ll cool down as the rain exits for the second half.

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Paul Heggen will be in later today tracking the thunderstorms.  Throughout the day, we’ll do an hourly Facebook LIVE update on the main WSMV-TV page to keep you ahead of the weather.  Don’t forget to download and use our free 4WARN Weather app as well…

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