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Severe weather is expected this afternoon and into this evening in Williamson County and across the region.

As of 2 p.m. A tornado watch was issued by the National Weather Service for Williamson County, much of central and eastern Tennesee large parts of the southeast U.S.

So far, Rutherford County Schools has decided to dismiss two hours early, but Williamson County Schools will dismiss at the regular times. However, if conditions warrant, WCS may delay dismissal by school, as needed, according to a statement.The transportation department will communicate individual bus delays if dismissal time exceeds more than 20 minutes late.

According to the National Weather Service, today’s forecast for our area looks like this:

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. West southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Storms likely will not begin until around 1 p.m.

Hourly Forecast

Time

Description Temp Feels Precip Humidity Wind

12:45 pm

Wed
Partly Cloudy 75° 75°
0%
60% S 18 mph

1:00 pm

Wed
Scattered Strong Storms 77° 77°
50%
57% S 18 mph

2:00 pm

Wed
Strong Storms/Wind 77° 77°
75%
52% SSW 20 mph

3:00 pm

Wed
Strong Storms/Wind 75° 75°
85%
52% SSW 20 mph

4:00 pm

Wed
Scattered Strong Storms 71° 71°
45%
60% SW 17 mph

5:00 pm

Wed
Scattered Strong Storms/Wind 71° 71°
35%
54% SW 20 mph

6:00 pm

Wed
Partly Cloudy/Wind 68° 68°
15%
50% WSW 20 mph

7:00 pm

Wed
Mostly Cloudy 64° 62°
5%
52% WSW 18 mph

7:15 pm

Wed
Mostly Cloudy 63° 61°
5%
53% WSW 18 mph

7:30 pm

Wed
Mostly Cloudy 62° 60°
5%
54% WSW 18 mph

8:00 pm

Wed
Mostly Cloudy 61° 58°
5%
56% WSW 17 mph

9:00 pm

Wed
Mostly Cloudy 58° 54°
5%
59% WSW 17 mph

10:00 pm

Wed
Cloudy 56° 52°
25%
63% SW 15 mph

11:00 pm

Wed
Few Showers 54° 49°
30%
69% WSW 14 mph

12:00 am

Thu
Cloudy 52° 46°
25%
71% WSW 16 mph

Severe Weather Outlook

Today’s severe weather, according to the NWS, includes a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms in our area.

The NWS has issued warnings and watches for areas of Georgia and South Carolina, mostly to the south and east of Williamson County, which is in a moderate outlook area.
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The most severe weather will be where shown below with tornado watches in effect for the area outlined in red:

WW0125 Radar

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