Apr 13, 2022 - News

Severe weather possible in Tennessee on Wednesday

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Another round of severe storms is heading for Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night, with the National Weather Service predicting a chance of damaging straight line winds, heavy rain and the possibility of tornadoes, some of which could be strong.

Driving the news: The NWS estimates the window for severe weather in Nashville is between 8-11pm, although that timing could fluctuate.

State of play: NWS meteorologist John Cohen tells Axios he expects about an inch of rainfall during the storms, which could further stress high creeks and rivers.

Be smart: Nashville has mostly dodged dangerous weather this year, but Cohen says this system will carry many of the ingredients that can create powerful storms.

  • "Everyone needs to take this system very seriously," he says.

Between the lines: Make sure your phone is charged and able to receive warnings while you're asleep.

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