Storm 5 Alert: Damaging winds, stormy weather expected for Friday

Posted at 3:09 PM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 20:58:26-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — We will have a stormy end to the work week, with damaging winds and tornadoes possible.

This has prompted us to call a Storm 5 Alert.

We will see two rounds of rain and storms Friday: 6 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m to 10 p.m.


While we could see a strong storm in the morning with gusty winds, the higher severe threat will be for the afternoon as a cold front moves through.

In the morning, we will have heavy downpours for the morning commute. We should see a few hours between rounds where our atmosphere will destabilize in the afternoon.


Parameters look favorable at this moment for storms to develop ahead of a cold front that will move through during the evening hours. Damaging straight-line winds will be the biggest concern. However, a couple of isolated tornadoes can't be ruled out.

Current Conditions

  • Humidity: 65%
  • Dew point: 51°
  • Pressure: 30.07 in
  • Wind speed: 8 mph
  • Wind direction: S
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Sunrise: 06:46 AM
  • Sunset: 07:01 PM