NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Strong to severe storms prompted a Tornado Warning for three counties in the southern most areas of Tennessee, with a tornado being spotted at the state line.
A Storm 5 Alert was issued ahead of a line of storms, which began moving into the area Thursday morning.
At one point, a Tornado Warning was issued for Franklin, Lincoln and Moore counties but the National Weather Service allowed it to expire at 1:30 p.m.
#Storm5Alert update: Better opportunity to see strong to severe storms looks to remain south of Middle TN where a Severe Thunderstorm Watch could be issued soon. (blue outline you see in photo)— Heather Mathis (@NC5_HMathis) May 9, 2019
Will be watch to see if instability increases over our southern counties @NC5 pic.twitter.com/LNPeWGRTmS
Officials with the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado hit on the state line near US 231 and Hunter Road in Lincoln County. Lincoln County Emergency Management officials said a home was damaged when a tree fell on it.
Storms could continue to be an issue for our eastern counties as the line moves though the area.