A strong low-pressure system will be moving across the country over the weekend, bringing the threat of severe weather to parts of the Plains. This same weather system will lift up toward the Midwest by Monday, increasing the chances of showers and strong winds for the Tennessee Valley Monday.

Monday’s Setup

A front tracking through the region Monday will lead to scattered showers by the midday and afternoon hours for the area. The majority of the rainfall looks to remain on the lighter side, though brief downpours will be possible! The greatest threat on Monday will be the strong gradient winds associated with the cold front.

Winds will also be strong with this weather system; sustained winds could be between 20 and 25 mph with gusts around 45 mph, leading to isolated power outages. Locations in southern middle Tennessee will have a greater chance to experience stronger wind gusts, closer to 50 mph. A wind advisory will be in effect Monday from 6 AM until 6 PM.