Storm 5 Alert: Damaging winds, isolated tornadoes move through Middle Tennessee

Posted at 6:58 AM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-11 11:14:28-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Most of Middle and Western Tennessee are in a Tornado Watch as storms begin to move over parts of the region.


8 a.m. update:
All storm warnings in Middle Tennessee have expired.

5 a.m. update:
Many counties remain under a tornado watch until 11 a.m.

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This includes Bedford, Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, De Kalb, Fentress, Giles, Grundy, Jackson, Lawrence, Marshall, Maury, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Rutherford, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne and White County.

Scattered storms are firing well ahead of the front itself, and expected to continue for the rest of the night. Scattered storms that develop pose a threat for damaging wind, tornadoes, and hail. A Tornado Watch is in effect for much of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky until 5 a.m. Saturday.

Around 3 a.m. a line of storms, similar to what we saw Monday morning, will begin to form and move through Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. These storms will bring a concern for damaging winds, quick spin-up tornadoes, and heavy downpours.

It is extremely important that you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts while you sleep. Make sure you DO NOT turn on “Do Not Disturb,” on your mobile device so it can alert you should you be in the path of dangerous weather.

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the storm risk for areas in Southern Kentucky and parts of Middle Tennessee to a level 3 of 5. Parts of West Tennessee and Western Kentucky have been upgraded to a 4 out of 5 risk.


The primary threats are damaging wind gusts, isolated tornadoes heavy downpours and hail.



For our area, this looks to start overnight in our Western counties and move across the Eastern areas mid-to-late morning. Right now, the time frame for the Metro Nashville area is 3 a.m. — 5 a.m. The storm threat will last from about midnight to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Behind the system, temps will fall into the 40s by sunset Saturday.

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