Storm 5 Alert: Damaging straight-line winds, isolated tornadoes possible Wednesday night

Posted at 2:07 PM, Mar 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-30 19:18:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Severe storms capable of 60 to 70 mph wind and isolated tornadoes are possible on Wednesday evening, prompting a Storm 5 Alert from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for the counties Tennessee Counties until 8pm...Henry, Carroll, Benton and Decatur County, and the following Kentucky Counties until 8pm....Calloway, Trigg, Christian, Todd and Muhlenberg County.

A tornado watch until 1am has been issued for the following Tennessee counties...Bedford, Coffee, Humphreys, Marshall, Perry, Stewart, Wayne, Cannon, Davidson, Hickman, Lawrence, Maury, Robertson, Sumner, Williamson, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Lewis, Montgomery, Rutherford, Trousdale, and Wilson County.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Kentucky Counties in yellow...Logan, Simpson, Warren, Allen, Barren, and Monroe until 1am.


Watch below: Meteorologists Bree Smith and Heather Mathis have the latest on the forecast.

Wednesday will be windy all day long with wind gusts as high as 45 mph during the afternoon. The wind will be the biggest issues all day, even when it's not raining.


Most of the area is under a wind advisory on Wednesday.


A quick-moving line of storms will race through the region during the afternoon and evening hours, bringing the threat of even stronger wind speeds.

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The area west of Interstate 24 looks to have the highest severe weather threat. Areas in yellow are at a level 2 out of 5 risk for severe storms; areas in orange are at a level 3; areas in red are in a level 4.


The timing of these storms is between 3 p.m. and 1 a.m.


Make sure you have our Storm Shield App downloaded and stick with the Storm 5 Weather team for updates.