Cold front brings chance of high winds, tornadoes overnight

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 3:02pm

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 

6 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 1/30/13 at 6:34

Nothing to see climate change...extreme weather...a Liberal media generated myth...nothing to see here's normal to have 70 degree temps in January with Tornadoes...nothing to see here can now return to your normal Fox News programming.

By: TITAN1 on 1/30/13 at 12:45

gd, you don't live here.

By: jonw on 1/30/13 at 1:30

gd be advised:
Tornados are unpredictable and can happen any time of year, although almost two-thirds of tornadoes that have occurred in Middle Tennessee have taken place in the spring months of March, April, and May.
Sitting in fourth place is November. Coming in 5th – 9th place are; JANUARY, February, June, August, and October.
Yes, in my 80+ years I have seen 70-degree weather in January before. It is not what we usually expect; therefore it is news.
Now curl up in front of MSNBC to get some better talking points.
Your sarcasm lacks legitimacy.

By: ohplease on 1/30/13 at 7:19

So are you, TITAN1 and jonw, saying that we're not experiencing global climate change? And that gd can't saying anything about Nashville if he/she doesn't live here?
I'm not quite as old as jonw but almost -- and I'll agree that we sometimes have 70 degree weather in January -- but not usually with such rapid change from very cold to 70, then back down to freezing. You two can stick your heads in the sand if you want and continue to deny the science. Making climate change a political issue is absurd.

By: jonw on 1/30/13 at 8:05

Memo to ohplease::
No we are not the same Mr. Smarty. Are you & gd the same? I do not remember anyone saying we are not experiencing climate change. In fact we have experienced it down through the centuries & I expect it to continue.
If seems that you agree with my observations that it has happened before.
You & gd can now return to your MSNBC regular programming.

By: ohplease on 1/31/13 at 9:06

My sources of information about this very rapid climate change are the Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, New York Times, science journals and documentaries, and public broadcasting -- not MSNBC. Don't think I've heard it discussed on Morning Joe.