Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Nashville, TN

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FXUS64 KOHX 261730

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Nashville TN
1230 PM CDT Sat May 26 2018




Scattered thunderstorms are developing across western portions of
Middle Tennessee near a subtle surface convergence axis. This
activity should continue to grow and stay nearly stationary or
drift slightly east toward western portions of the Nashville
metro through the early afternoon before eventual outflow cuts off
the instability source to this activity. A second convergence
axis near the Cumberland Plateau will likely spark another band of
scattered thunderstorms over the next few hours across eastern
portions of the forecast area. Could see some brief gusty winds to
35 to 45 mph with this activity, otherwise the primary threats
with these cells will be a few cloud to ground lightning strikes
and some heavy downpours, similar to what occurred yesterday.



Scattered thunderstorms continue to develop across two primary
corridors this afternoon, one just west of the Nashville area and
another across the Cumberland Plateau. These areas should remain
the focus for convection this afternoon although isolated to
scattered storms could pop up anywhere across Middle Tennessee at
times. Storms just west of Nashville could make it to BNA over the
next few hours but outflow could cause these storms to weaken
before reaching that far east. This outflow will also likely
bring some gusty/variable winds as high as 25 kts to BNA/MQY.





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