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Published on May 23, 2024
Nashville and Middle Tennessee Brace for Severe Weather, Flooding as NWS Issues WarningSource: Unsplash/cody lannom

Severe weather is looming for Middle Tennessee, including Nashville's Davidson County, as the National Weather Service (NWS) has raised a red flag of concern. The area is under a Slight Severe Weather risk on Wednesday, with a 2 out of 5 rating for potential storm severity, according to NWS. Predictions suggest storms could whip up damaging winds, dump heavy rain, and even spur hail this afternoon. The time frame to watch: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

With the storms, residents should brace for possible localized flooding, especially around the hours of powerful gusts and intense rainfall. After today's unrest, the skies are set to open up again with more rain on Thursday, continuing the stormy saga. Over the weekend, leading into Memorial Day, the tornado threat is on the climb, starting Friday and potentially whipping up until Monday, the NWS warns. While initially the brunt is expected along and west of I-65, everyone in Middle Tennessee is advised to stay on their toes and weather aware.

The National Weather Service is urging locals to take the necessary steps to safeguard themselves and their property amidst these stormy forecasts. Clearing out your safe places, stocking up on emergency kit supplies, and staying tuned to local weather sources for the latest forecasts are top priority actions right now. For those who want to stay ahead of the storm, signing up for the Metro Emergency Alert and Notification System (MEANS) program is a prudent move.

The National Weather Service reminds people to know your safe places and clean them out, and ensure that your emergency kits are fully stocked. Make sure that you have emergency kit supplies, encouraging everyone to remain vigilant and informed. For comprehensive safety information and real-time weather updates, Nashville's government website urges citizens to sign up for the MEANS program on their official site. As the storm approaches, officials emphasize the importance of staying prepared and connected for what may prove to be an intense stretch of severe weather across the state.