Widespread thunderstorms are expected to hit Middle Tennessee during the mid-afternoons hours on Thursday.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Cheatham and Davidson counties ahead of the rain.

Heavy rain, damaging winds, and a lot of lightning are possible. The chance for hail is low, and the chance for tornadoes is very low.

Power outages were reported across the city, with as many as 1,500 in one area of Bellevue around 2 p.m. Click here to view the NES outage map.

The severe threat should die down by late afternoon as a cold front moves through. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for areas from Nashville to the north and east through this evening, particularly for areas that saw heavy rain and flooding on Tuesday.

Overnight temperatures will drop to the 50s as wind brings in drier air.

Cooler weather is here for Friday and Saturday with highs remaining ni the mid-70s through the weekend. Lows on Sunday morning could drop to the 40s.

Increasing clouds and even a few light showers are possible Sunday afternoon into Monday.

The chance of thunderstorms will pick up considerably Tuesday and Wednesday as we warm back up.