Steady rain, wind advisory for all of Middle Tennessee

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: A strong cold front will sweep through Middle Tennessee on
Saturday. The front will cause windy conditions to develop across the mid state, including the Cumberland Plateau, on Saturday and lasting into Saturday evening before diminishing.

The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 6 AM to 9 PM CST Saturday. Windy conditions will develop Saturday morning and persist into the evening. .Sustained speeds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph are expected.

Minor wind damage is possible along with impaired driving conditions. A Wind Advisory means that winds over 40 mph are expected. Winds this strong may blow down a few trees or tree limbs and cause isolated power outages. Driving may also become difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across northwestern portions of Middle Tennessee north of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 65 approaching the Land Between the Lakes Region. There is a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms across the remainder of Middle Tennessee. The potential of severe thunderstorms will be mainly this afternoon and evening as a strong cold front moves across the mid state region. It can not totally be ruled out that a severe thunderstorm or two will produce an isolated tornado or two also.

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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 45 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. In "retirement," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costumer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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