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Storm 5 Alert beginning 3 p.m. Wednesday; Threats include damaging winds, spin-up tornadoes

Wind is predominant threat, but tornadoes possible
Severe Weather risk updated Wednesday December 29th
Posted at 3:48 PM, Dec 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-29 23:17:52-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Storm 5 Weather team has called for a Storm 5 Alert, running from Wednesday at 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

It has been a mild couple of days for us, but that may help fuel strong to severe storms Wednesday afternoon. That's when a Storm 5 Alert goes into effect for us. 

The Storm Prediction Center has much of Middle Tennessee under either a slight risk (a 2 out of a possible 5) for severe weather, or for areas largely south of I-40 an enhanced risk (3 out of 5). The major threats include damaging winds, possible spin-up tornadoes, and localized flooding.

Updated risk graphic for Wednesday December 29th

It's not a slam dunk for severe weather, but we'll need to watch it carefully. Parts of Middle Tennessee could see between 1-3 inches of rain.

This isn't our only chance of severe weather this week; more severe storms are possible on Saturday before colder and more seasonal weather moves in next week.