Storm 5 Alert: Threat of flooding, tornadoes for southern Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-06 23:34:29-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The threat of isolated tornadoes, damaging wind, hail and flash flooding has prompted a Storm 5 Alert on Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for areas south of Interstate 40 until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

A few storms could be strong-to-severe with damaging wind gusts. While the threat remains low, a brief tornado isn't out of the question.

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded some of the southern Middle Tennessee counties to a slight risk, meaning two out of five.


A flash flood watch is also in effect for several of our southern counties until 7 a.m. Thursday.

We will see improving conditions with a few storms mainly along the plateau in the afternoon. We will have a dry forecast, thankfully, for Friday and the weekend.

Current Conditions

  • Humidity: 63%
  • Dew point: 41°
  • Pressure: 30.09 in
  • Wind speed: 1 mph
  • Wind direction: NNW
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Sunrise: 06:46 AM
  • Sunset: 06:23 PM