weather alert

Strong winds are on the way for Williamson County residents Monday evening, with gusts of up to 45 mph possible. Keep updated with our live weather radar map at www.williamsonsource.com/weather

Areas just west of Interstate 65 are most likely to experience the worst of it, as winds from the south move up in advance of a line of thunderstorms.

The most powerful gusts can be expected between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., Brittney Whitehead, a meteorologist with the Nashville Weather Service, said. Residents are advised to bring lawn furniture or other outside objects inside to protect them from the winds. People also should also consider moving their cars into their garages to protect from possible small tree damage. The winds should leave the area by around midnight, Whitehead said.

Although rain is a part of the storm system, totals are expected to top out at about 1 inch for the Brentwood area, Whitehead said. That still leaves the area several inches short of where it needs to be to see an end to drought conditions.

More strong winds and about another inch of rainfall are expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

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