Strong Storms Down Trees, Power Lines

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jul 06, 2016

The NewsChannel 5 weather team issued a Storm 5 Alert for Wednesday.

Severe Thunderstorm Watches were issued for much of Middle Tennessee throughout the day.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for counties in northern Tennessee and Southern Kentucky as early as 2 p.m. A Warning was then issued around 4 p.m.for several counties including Davidson, Sumner and Robertson Counties.

The storms were expected to bring damaging, straight-line winds with them. There were reports of 60 mph winds in a line of storms coming out of Missouri.

The line of storms moved across the state creating Thunderstorm Warnings for Williamson, Hickman, and Maury Counties around 4:30 p.m.

Wind brought four to fives utility poles and multiple trees down in Lebanon, causing numerous outages.



Other trees were brought down in Clarksville when the storm passed through.

After Wednesday's afternoon round of storms, the weather calmed down for the rest of the evening.

However, another round of severe weather was expected in the early hours of Thursday morning. 

Be sure to download the Storm Shield app for the most up to date warnings.