Cold Front Brings Storm Threat To Middle Tennessee, Kentucky

Posted: 8:36 AM, Aug 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-20 22:05:52-04
Cold Front Brings Storm Threat To Tenn., Ky.
Cold Front Brings Storm Threat To Tenn., Ky.

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. 

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.  

For the latest weather updates, visit the Storm 5 Weather Center . You can also download the Storm Shield app for  iOS  and  Andriod  devices.