There's a marginal threat for a strong-severe thunderstorm or two on Wednesday.  On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest severe threat level and 5 being the highest, northern/northeastern Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky are at a level 1-2 threat.

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Any storms that roll through that area could have brief strong gusty wind and/or possibly penny size hail.

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As of 3pm Wednesday, we were watching a complex of thunderstorms develop over central Missouri.

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Missouri Storms

That batch of storms will expand this evening and press eastward, eventually arriving in the Mid State after midnight as a dissipating cluster of rain and storms.  Brief heavy downpours, lightning, thunder, and possibly a strong wind gust will be possible as this area of rain enters Middle Tennessee.

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Then, as the energy that's triggering the storms now developing in Missouri traverses the Mid State on Wednesday morning and nears East Tennessee, it's possible a strong storm or two will form.  Focus your attention on the upper Cumberland Plateau and south central Kentucky.

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Additional spotty storms are likely to form Wednesday afternoon, farther south.

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MUCH more rain will follow in the days to come!  Lisa Spencer will update you on that reality on News4 at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm.

DT

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Meteorologist Dan Thomas joined the News4 team in August 2006.

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