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Tornado Warnings Issued For Parts Of Middle Tennessee

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for parts of Middle Tennessee, including Cannon and Warren Counties.

A warning was issued at 4:58 p.m. in southeastern Cannon County and Northwestern Warren Counties. The storm was located 10 miles southeast of Woodbury and moving northeast at 30 miles per hour. The warning was set to expire at 5:30 p.m.

The NWS said the most likely impact location was Centertown.

An earlier warning issued in Van Buren, Warren and White Counties. The storm was located 9 miles northeast of McMinnville and moving northeast at 20 miles per hour.

A tornado warning was issued at 3:52 p.m. for east central Bedford County. The strong storm cell was located 6 miles southeast of Shelbyville and moving northeast at 25 miles per hour. The warning expired at 4:30 p.m.

The warning included southeastern Cannon County, north central Coffee County and northern Warren County.

A warning was issued at 4:02 p.m. for northern Coffee County for the same storm cell. Officials said residents in Manchester should keep an eye on the path of the storm. The warning lasts until 5 p.m.

Flash flood warnings were issued just after 2 p.m. Monday for Giles and Marshall Counties and set to expire around 5 p.m. due to heavy rainfall in already that have already seen heavy rain during the morning hours. The warning also included Lauderdale County in Alabama.

NWS officials said saturated soil and the next round of rain could produce flash flooding. Areas most likely to be hit were Lewisburg and Pulaski.

The greatest chance of flooding was along small creeks and streams, on highways and underpasses.

Reports of flooding should be directed to local law enforcement agencies.

A tornado warning had been issued earlier for the northwestern part of Bedford County, but was allowed to expire as a strong storm cell died down.

Radar indicated the storm would affect mostly rural areas in the northwestern part of the county.

Officials said heavy rainfall could make a possible tornado or flooding difficult to see.

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