Cold Front Brings Severe Weather; Causes Damage

Posted at 9:00 AM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 15:07:42-04

Severe storms hit Middle Tennessee prompting multiple Tornado Watches, Warnings and causing damage.

The storms brought strong winds and hail to the mid-state. Quarter to golf ball size hail fell from the sky in multiple counties.

Viewer, Pamela Barrett, recorded the large hail hitting her porch in Christiana.

Tornado Warnings began around 3 p.m. in Coffee County and continued to be issued for several other counties as the storm passed through Tennessee.

Bedford and Warren County suffered what seems to be the majority of damage caused by the storms.

Officials with the National Weather Service will be in both counties to conduct damage surveys Thursday.

Strong winds caused damage near the Rising Star Ranch in Bedford County. A building which appears to be a barn was completely blown down.

Officials with the ranch also spotted what meteorologists said is what seems to be a tornado touching down near their property.

Viewer Drew Clardy spotted what appears to be the same tornado along Highway 231 South but from a different vantage point.


In Warren County crews from the company, Ben Lomand Connect, worked to restore utility lines after buildings and equipment were thrown around by the strong winds.

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Several school systems announced early dismissals due to the severe weather threat. Click here to see a full list.  

Cooler weather is expected to return toward the end the week with lows down into the upper 30s.  

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