Prepare for Severe Weather Over Memorial Day Weekend

Severe weather, including thunderstorms and potential tornadoes, is expected over Memorial Day weekend.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed Metro Nashville Davidson County under a Slight Severe Weather risk, rated 2 out of 5 on the Severe Weather Scale, for Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are anticipated this afternoon. The primary threats are damaging winds and heavy rain, with a possibility of hail in stronger storms. The expected timing for these conditions is from approximately 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., with localized flooding possible due to heavy rainfall.

Following this, another round of rain is forecast to arrive Thursday morning and continue throughout the day.

Multiple days of severe weather are expected, including the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The NWS forecasts an increasing tornado threat starting Friday and potentially lasting into Monday.

The severe weather impact is expected to be mainly along and west of I-65 today, but all of Middle Tennessee should remain weather aware through the weekend.

It is important to take precautions before and during this weather event, both at home and when traveling. The NWS advises:

– Knowing your safe places and ensuring they are accessible.

– Making sure you have emergency kit supplies.

– Continuously checking local weather sources for the latest forecasts.

For important safety information and weather updates, sign up for the Metro Emergency Alert and Notification System (MEANS) program.

Further details on Nashville weather are available from the National Weather Service.

Prepare now for potential power outages:

– Severe weather can cause power outages. Prepare now by visiting Prepare for Power Outages (

– To conserve battery life, dim the brightness on your cell phone.

– Report power outages quickly using the Nashville Electric Service Power Outage Center.

– Review power outage tips provided by the Nashville Electric Service.

– Check current road conditions using the Tennessee Department of Transportation Smartway Map.

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Murfreesboro City Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Murfreesboro City Hall and most other city offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day. Several recreational facilities will also be closed, and public transportation will not operate. Garbage collection will be rescheduled, but the Adams Tennis Complex and the Old Fort Golf Course clubhouse will remain open with limited hours. Special Memorial Day events will take place at Stones River National Battlefield and Cemetery.