KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Storms are coming into the East Tennessee area with heavy rainfall and strong winds.

The WATE 6 Storm Team is tracking the storms throughout Thursday night. Tune in as Chief Meteorologist Ken Weathers gives live coverage in your area.

According to Weathers, we will remain Weather AWARE as the threat of showers and storms lingers tonight. Make sure to check out the WATE 6 Storm Team Weather Blog for the latest updates.

Check out which schools are closing or releasing students early Friday due to sickness and severe weather in East Tennessee.