EF0 Tornado confirmed in Montgomery County; severe storms uproot trees, down power lines

Posted at 4:30 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 19:07:22-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — National Weather Service officials say an EF0 tornado hit Montgomery County when severe storms pushed through the region Wednesday night.

A survey team found that they tornado hit far southern Montgomery County. It's path length was one mile and had a width of 300 yards.

Storms also uprooted trees and knocked out power for several Williamson County residents overnight.

The first round of storms began pushing through the mid-state Wednesday evening. A Tornado Warning was briefly issued for a portion of Cheatham, Dickson and Montgomery Counties. NWS officials however, allowed it to expire early and no damage was reported.

Thousands of power outages were reported across Middle Tennessee Wednesday night. Strong winds downed several trees and power lines. Lightning littered the skies in several cities. These shots were taken in Nashville.

NewsChannel 5's Henry Rothenberg found three trees down that barely missed a home at McCall Street off of Nolensville Pike in Nashville.

A second round of storms moved through the mid-state overnight, bringing heavy rain and winds. Spring Hill and Thompson's Station were hit particularly hard, as winds downed power lines and trees.

Sky 5 flew over the area Thursday morning as crews worked to clean up debris.

At one point, more than 7,000 power outages were reported across the area. A Storm 5 Alert was in effect for most of Wednesday and expired at 7 a.m. Thursday as the line pushed east across Tennessee.

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