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Storm 5 Alert: Damaging wind, heavy rain possible this afternoon and evening

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Posted at 5:48 AM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 22:26:44-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Monday, a strong cold front will make its way across our area and bring rain and thunderstorms back into the forecast.

Damaging wind will be the main concern with any strong storms that develop. However, while the tornado threat is low, it can't be totally ruled out, especially in our Northeast Kentucky counties.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the counties in yellow below until 8 p.m.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Monday, June 21, 2021.

TIMING: 1 P.M. Monday- 4 A.M. Tuesday
THREATS/IMPACTS: Damaging wind, heavy rain, localized flooding

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has also upgraded the risk for strong to severe storms for most of Middle Tennessee, including Nashville.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 8 p.m. for Northern Middle Tennessee and South Central Kentucky. Strong storms with heavy downpours have already developed in part of the area, and more are expected as a cold front arrives.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m.

One-to-3" of rain looks possible, with locally higher amounts. The timing as of tonight's models has our first round between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. These storms could have blinding rainfall which will also make it difficult on the roads for the PM commute.

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Localized flooding is also possible.

Our northwest counties could see storms developing into the early afternoon while our East/Southeast counties will have storms into the early hours of Tuesday.

A second-round line could move in overnight from 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. This round has less severe potential, however heavy rain could irritate any flooding issues we see from the afternoon/evening.