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Severe weather possible Tuesday night, Wednesday

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From Post staff reports

There is a possibility of severe weather late tonight and on Wednesday with strong winds being the main threat.

Isolated tornadoes are also possible.

That was the word Tuesday from meteorologists with the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory.

Meteorologists said a strong cold front is approaching the Mid-state tonight and will move through Middle Tennessee on Wednesday. The front is expected to develop thunderstorms and some of them could be severe.

Tuesday nights low will be around 60 degrees and winds between 5 and 10 mph, with Wednesday having a high near 74 degrees and winds between 10 and 15 mph with possible gusts up to 25 mph. Wednesdays overnight low is 48 with a chance of thunderstorms before 9 p.m., changing to light showers from 9 p.m. to midnight.

There will also be the potential for isolated tornadoes as a result of the front with the highest risk being late tonight near and across the Tennessee River Valley and the late morning through early afternoon for the rest of Middle Tennessee.

Wednesday could bring severe thunderstorms with strong winds being a major concern.

This is a good time to be sure that your severe weather safety plans are in place for your family and business. The NWS encourages residents to purchase a weather radio and tune the transmitter for your particular location in Middle Tennessee. Also, check local weather updates on TV, commercial radio and the Internet.

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