Metro Nashville Prepares for Severe Weather Threat on Tuesday

Metro Nashville is under an Enhanced Severe Thunderstorm Weather Threat for Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed Metro Nashville Davidson County under an Enhanced Severe Thunderstorm Weather Threat for Tuesday, April 2, 2024, between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. An Enhanced Severe Thunderstorm Risk indicates a widespread concentration of low-to-moderate intensity severe thunderstorms, with potential risks including tornadoes, frequent lightning, damaging winds over 58 mph, and possibly more than 70 mph.

The NWS forecast includes damaging wind gusts of over 60 mph, hail up to 1.5″ (ping pong ball sized), and the possibility of a few tornadoes, with a long track strong tornado possible. Residents are urged to take precautions both at home and when traveling along roadways.

The NWS recommends that residents know their safe places and clean them out, ensure they have emergency kit supplies, and continue to check local weather sources for the latest forecasts. For important safety information and weather updates, residents can sign up for the Metro Emergency Alert and Notification System (MEANS) program.

In preparation for potential power outages, residents are advised to visit for tips and to dim the brightness in their cell phone settings to save battery life. The NES Power Outage Center provides additional information and resources.

For the latest weather updates, visit the National Weather Service Forecast Office – Nashville, TN. Current road conditions can be monitored on the TDOT Smartway Map.

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TDOT Announces Lane Closures Across West Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced potential daytime and nighttime lane closures across 21 counties in West Tennessee from March 27 to April 3, 2024, for repairs and new installations.