- Associated Press - Friday, April 4, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of Middle Tennessee Friday morning.

The watch includes 27 counties and is in effect until 10 a.m. as storms cross the state.

Showers and thunderstorms hitting West and Middle Tennessee in the morning are expected to stretch into the afternoon and evening in East Tennessee.

Afternoon highs will range from upper 50s to lower 70s, then temperatures will drop Friday night into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Winds could gust up to 25 mph Friday evening.

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