NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A tornado watch has been issued for all of West Tennessee and the northwestern part of Middle Tennessee in advance of expected storms.
The National Weather Service issued the watch on Monday morning, effective until 3 p.m. CDT, for 25 counties. Additional watches or warnings could be issued later in the day as the weather system pushes eastward.
The potential for strong thunderstorms, which could produce tornadoes, exists Monday afternoon and evening. Forecasters say heavy downpours could bring up to 3 inches of rainfall and trigger small-stream flooding.
Monday began with temperatures in the 60s and 70s, but the coming front will drop them into the 30s by dawn Tuesday and there could be some scattered frost.
Temperatures are expected to rebound quickly with highs Wednesday again in the 60s and 70s.