This story was updated at 12:37 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, with more information.
A strong cold front will move through the Chattanooga area Wednesday afternoon, possibly bringing a few strong to severe storms with it, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.
This will mainly be moving through the southern plateau and southern Tennessee valley, south of I-40. Damaging winds are expected to be the main hazard. Showers and thunderstorms along this front will produce moderate to heavy rainfall as it moves through the area, which could result in isolated flash flooding.
Hail and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, according to NWS in Peachtree City, Georgia.
A high wind warning is in effect for the Smoky Mountains Wednesday, with wind advisories for the rest of the east Tennessee mountains. Gusts to around 70 mph can be expected in the Smoky Mountains, with gusts to near 50 possible in the advisory areas.
Thursday and Friday are expected to be cooler and dryer with highs in the 60s, according to WRCB. Saturday and Sunday will be warmer with a chance of rain late Sunday night into Monday. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.