Storm 5 Alert: Severe Storms Could Produce Tornadoes
12:49 PM, Mar 29, 2017
9:32 AM, Mar 30, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Storm 5 Alert has been issued for Thursday as two rounds of severe storms move through the Middle Tennessee area, bringing the threat of hail, damaging winds, and the possibility of tornadoes.
For the second time since 1 a.m., the Storm Prediction Center reduced the risk for severe weather in the area. However, the risk was reduced - not eliminated.
The first round of storms was expected to move through West Tennessee and Southern Kentucky this morning but didn't materialize.
NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Lelan Statom said a line of storms is still expected to develop during the afternoon.
The strongest threat will be from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. as the storms move from west to east. Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threats, with a low to moderate risk for tornadoes.
More than a dozen tornadoes have been confirmed in the Mid-State so far this year.
Officials with the Office of Emergency Management in Nashville said they are monitoring the weather situation throughout the day.
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