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Cold front could bring damaging wind gusts, strong storms to Nashville on Wednesday

Wednesday afternoon into evening, a few isolated storms are expected to develop. Damaging winds and pockets of rain remain the biggest threat with a low end chance for a brief spin up tornado.

The bursts of rain will be hit and miss, but the wind has the potential to pack 30-45 mph gusts.

The entire Middle Tennessee area is now under a marginal risk in the Severe Weather Outlook.

The threat level — currently at 1/5 — will have some impacts like damaging wind gusts and heavy rain, which could create messy roadways for the busiest travel day of the year. A brief spin up tornado is also possible, but not likely.

Rainy conditions will persist for much of the day Wednesday, with a window of strong storms from noon to 6 p.m.