NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Weather Service said much of Middle Tennessee was under a Tornado Watch until 2 a.m. Sunday.
Bedford, Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Giles, Grundy, Jackson, Macon, Marshall, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Rutherford, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, White, and Wilson Counties were all included in the watch.
According to the National Weather Service, Davidson and surrounding counties received up to one inch of rain and experienced wind gusts of 40 miles per hour.
Storms capable of producing a tornado prompted several counties to be placed under a tornado warning including Davidson, Cheatham, Rutherford, Montgomery, Sumner, Stewart, Humphreys, and Benton.
Power outages were also a problem as a result of the storms. The Nashville Electric Service reported 9,396 customers without power as of 11 p.m. NES said crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible.
As a precaution, Metro Nashville's Office of Emergency Management partially activated its Emergency Operations Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. The OEM deactivated the center at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The first official day of winter saw unusually warm temperatures. A line of severe weather moved through Southern Kentucky and Western and Middle Tennessee, causing isolated flooding and strong, damaging winds.
A new record high temperature was set in Nashville, with the temperature peaking at 75 degrees. The normal high for this time of year is 64 degrees.
A cold front is expected to bring much calmer conditions by Sunday evening.
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Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.