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Severe weather no longer a threat to Middle Tennessee ahead of cold front

Severe Thunderstorm Watch (FOX 17 News)
Severe Thunderstorm Watch (FOX 17 News)
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UPDATE (10:45 p.m.) Friday night's severe thunderstorm watch for Middle Tennessee on Friday night has expired.

Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan says severe weather is no longer a threat ahead of this weekend's cold front.


UPDATE (5:30 p.m.) Some isolated storms are being detected across the Midstate, but the main threat isn't expected until later Friday night.

A severe threat continues for much of the FOX 17 News viewing area.

In the Metro area, a strong line of storms is estimated to arrive between 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan will be tracking the impacts and timing on FOX 17 News at 5:30 & 9. WATCH HERE.


1 p.m.

Storms have started firing off as the Midstate prepares for the potential of severe weather Friday afternoon and evening.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for some Middle Tennessee counties to the west, including Henry and Benton.

Activity is expected to pick up in the next few hours, especially late afternoon/early evening.

All modes of severe possible, including a few tornadoes.

The current tornado risk is slightly elevated with the highest threat (5% risk of a tornado within 25 miles of a point) now including Nashville.


The cold front will arrive on Friday, bringing a good chance of showers and storms to Middle Tennessee.

Meteorologist Dan Guthrie said the storms could bring damaging winds and localized flooding.

The better chance for severe storms will arrive in the afternoon and evening hours, so anyone with outdoor plans will be impacted, including Friday night football. The Friday afternoon could be soggy, so take it slow.

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