NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Weather forecasters are cautioning that storms being pushed into Tennessee by a strong cold front could bring an outbreak of severe weather.
A wind advisory is in effect statewide as the storms approached the Mississippi River on Monday morning. National Weather Service forecasters in Memphis say the storms could produce heavy rain and strong winds later Monday morning.
A warm night produced temperatures around 70 degrees at dawn and is setting the stage for the storms, which will drop weekend high temperature readings at Memphis into the low 60s.
Nashville is expecting the storms beginning around noon Monday and the expected high on Saturday in the capital city is around 58 degrees.
The storms will push into East Tennessee Monday evening after near- record highs are posted.