For the first time in several years, JazzFest may be dry.
The National Weather Service expects scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight to pass through Middle Tennessee sometime before 4 a.m. There is a 50 percent chance of rain.
The mid-state will also see strong winds this afternoon and overnight as a high-pressure system moves east into Middle Tennessee today while a low-pressure system moves from the mid-Mississippi Valley north toward the Great Lakes.
This will result in gusty south to southwest winds developing across the area with some gusts to around 35 mph or slightly higher. Thus a wind advisory has been issued for locations generally along and west of Shelbyville to Watertown to Red Boiling Springs
Across these same locations a cold front will move across Middle Tennessee tonight bringing with it a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms. Damaging straight line winds are the main concern.
Saturday will be cooler with a high around 70 degrees and a northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 44 and a north-northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.