The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until 3 a.m. and a special weather statement Special Weather Statement, calling for severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes that may expected to develop across Southern Kentucky and move into Middle Tennessee this evening. These storms are expected to cross the mid-state for the remainder of the evening hours.
Within this thunderstorm complex, strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop with the main threats being damaging Straight Line winds. However, hail and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
Some of these storms can produce brief heavy rainfall with flash flooding possible in some locations.
Caution is advised for anyone participating in outdoor activities this evening, especially around the Nashville metro area where the best potential for strong storms is between 8 p.m. and midnight.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, local media and the National Weather Service internet site at weather.gov.