Storm 5 Alert: Cold front bringing a few storms to Middle Tennessee this afternoon

Posted at 1:39 PM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 06:29:25-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — The possibility of a few strong to severe storms has prompted a Storm 5 Alert for Monday.

A powerful cold front will bring scattered rain and storms to the area beginning during the morning hours. The threat for a few storm to severe storms is greatest late morning into the afternoon and early evening hours. The risk for more widespread severe storms is south of us today. Heavy downpours along with the threat of strong to severe storms will impact your Monday evening commute.

An area from Maury County south and areas east to southern Rutherford County have a small chance of seeing thunderstorms with damaging wind and even a low chance for a isolated tornado. Areas along and north of I-40, especially north and east of Nashville are looking at a threat of heavy, cold rain that could lead to flooding concerns.

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Some areas could see 2-3'' of rain, and that may lead to some localized flash flooding and prompted a Flash Flood Watch for northern Middle Tennessee.

The Storm Prediction Center has areas south of I-40 under a "marginal" risk (level 1 of 5) to see a strong storm during the afternoon. Damaging wind gusts are our primary concern with a low risk for an isolated tornado.

A Tornado Watch was issued for Giles, Wayne and Lawrence counties until 11 p.m.

The line of storms looks to move out of the area between 6-8 p.m. Click here for the latest weather forecast.