Overall, Borden said this type of severe weather was pretty typical at this time of year in Middle Tennessee.
"It's critical for people to have multiple ways to receive notifications and updated information about severe weather warnings, such as through a weather alert radio", said IEMA Director James K. Joseph.
"The main concern is the fact these storms will move through after midnight while many people are sleeping", explains Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Tara Hastings.
Today . A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form during the next several hours. No storms are forming as of this moment because a cap is in place in the atmosphere.
Temperatures were expected to reach into the 80s Tuesday. All in all, the sun coming out is a bad thing. They will use an abundance of wind energy to form and will be capable of being severe.More news: The LG G6 Is The Start Of A New Era Of Smartphones
During severe weather, if you are caught outdoors and unable to seek indoor shelter; lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands.
You can see the cold front on this map from NOAA that will sweep the state Wednesday evening. There is also a small threat of isolated tornadoes. Straight-line wind gusts could be as high as 60 miles per hour. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#1) Marginal Risk of severe weather tomorrow surrounding the Slight Risk. While a couple of Tuesday's storms to the northwest of the Brentwood area might be more intense, overall the weather Wednesday is expected to be more severe. Storms this afternoon are already firing and eroding the cap in the atmosphere. Krystall O'Neil said she was leaving work when the tornado sirens started going off so she went to her cousin's house, only two blocks from her own home, on the south side of Ottawa because her cousin's home has a basement. Once these storms do become organized into more of a line structure, they will become more progressive so the heavy rain threat will be ending. This area will have very unstable air and very strong winds aloft.
3 PM Wednesday - We keep the threat for strong to severe storms as the cold front moves through the area.
Severe weather is possible across Arkansas this afternoon through the overnight hours.