A Storm 5 Alert has been issued for Monday afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through Tennessee and Kentucky.
As of Monday morning, the severe weather risk had been upgraded to a level 3 out of 5 for a large part of Western Tennessee and Kentucky.
The severe weather risk has been upgraded to a level 3 out of 5 for a large part of West TN and Western KY. Damaging winds & heavy downpours are the primary threats. Stay with #Storm5Weather for the latest. #tnwx#kywxpic.twitter.com/prTR8WFjKQ
— Lelan Statom (@NC5_LelanStatom) August 20, 2018
NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Lelan Statom said the primary threats would be damaging winds and heavy downpours.
While a few storms will be possible in the early part of the afternoon, the risk will be higher in the late evening from sunset to midnight. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch will be in effect for western counties until midnight.
The high temperature is forecast to reach 86 degrees.
There’s also a 70 percent chance for area showers and storms tonight. Behind the front, much more pleasant weather is expected with warm days and cooler mornings.