A Storm 5 Alert has been issued for this weekend as a cold front moves across Middle Tennessee, bringing the threat of severe weather to the area.
Friday would be another mild day with highs in the upper 70s, with the chance of a few showers and thunderstorms.
Strong to severe storms are possible Saturday afternoon and evening as a cold front moves across the area. The latest on your #weekend forecast #NOWonNC5#tnwx#kywx#Storm5Alertpic.twitter.com/W4fKcOh7J0
— Lelan Statom (@NC5_LelanStatom) February 23, 2018
NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Lelan Statom said a cold front will begin moving across the area Saturday afternoon. That front is expected to bring another round of rain, some of which will be heavy at times.
The prime chance for severe weather would be during the afternoon and evening hours -- with damaging winds and flooding being the primary threats.
However, an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Lelan said the better dynamics for that will be to our west.
By Sunday, a few showers could be lingering, especially in our eastern counties.
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