Storm 5 Alert: EF-0 tornado hits Tennessee-Alabama line

Posted at 4:08 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 23:27:50-04

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.

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.

Be sure to stay weather-aware by checking the forecast and interactive radar.