Updated: 4:25 p.m.
A strong cold front moving into Middle Tennessee Tuesday evening is expected to bring strong winds and storms.
According to the National Weather Service, a wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday with wind gusts greater than 35 mph expected to develop late Tuesday afternoon and continue through Wednesday. Overnight Tuesday, gusts of greater than 45 mph are possible.
Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning severe storms should move into the Middle Tennessee area bringing the chance of damaging straight-line winds as well as the possibility of isolated tornadoes.
Areas west of Interstate 65 face a moderate risk of severe weather, while those east of the interstate run a slight risk of severe weather.
Behind the low pressure, temperatures will start to fall and could lead to a chance of flurries Wednesday night and about a 40 percent chance of snow on Thursday night, according to the NWS.
Metro’s Office of Emergency Management will partially activate the Emergency Operations Center at midnight.
Agencies initially activated at the EOC will be: Metro Office of Emergency Management, Metro police, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Nashville fire & EMS, Metro Public Works, Metro Water Services, Metro General Services, Nashville Emergency Communications, Metro Information Technology, Metro Planning/GIS, Nashville Electric Service and Metro Transit Authority.
The new Nashville Emergency Response Viewing Engine site will be activated as well and provide information about storm-related road closures, evacuations, or routes, shelters and relief centers. For more information visit http://maps.nashville.gov/NERVE/