NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of West and Middle Tennessee until 7 p.m.
Kentucky counties will also be on a Tornado Watch until 4 p.m
The first of two waves began moving through the area early Thursday morning. Overnight models have shown the potential for more instability during the afternoon hours.
The Storm Prediction Center has included Nashville and most of Middle Tennessee in its “Enhanced Risk.”
The main threats will be heavy rain, damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes. Winds gusts could reach 60 mph.
The area could see one to two inches of rainfall.
Behind the front, much colder air will push into the area for the weekend – with highs around 50 degrees and lows around 30. But the weekend will be dry.
Several schools are releasing students early due to the impending weather. You can find school closings here .
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