CODE RED: Tornado Watch expires, Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect

FOX 17 News

2 a.m. UPDATE:

The tornado watch has expired for all of middle Tennessee.

A severe thunderstorm watch has taken its place for the following counties: Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Cumberland, De Kalb, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Marshall, Mcminn, Meigs, Moore, Putnam, Roane, Rutherford, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, White and Wilson.

The watch is in effect through 9 a.m. Saturday.

Large hail and damaging winds accompanied Friday evening storms. Some areas in the Overton and Pickett County areas got more than 4" of rain.

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Severe storms will continue overnight.

A tornado Watch remains in effect until 2 a.m. for all of middle Tennessee.

Storms already passed through have brought large hail and damaging winds. Reports of trees down are coming in from Putnam, Overton and Pickett counties. Rain totals in those areas exceeding 4 inches.

Stick with FOX 17 News for the latest and make sure to stay weather aware.


Tornado Warning for Cumberland, White counties until 9:45 p.m.


UPDATE: Tornado warning issued for Putnam, Overton, Cumberland, Fentress until 9:30 p.m.

Clay County 911 is down. All calls being rerouted to Overton/Pickett 911


A tornado watch is in effect for all of middle Tennessee through 2 a.m. Saturday.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Pickett, Overton and Clay counties until 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service said at about 7:20 p.m. that a large supercell was headed for Dale Hollow Lake and all boaters should get off the water immediately.

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Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are the biggest threats right now.

The tornado watch also includes west Tennessee.

Sky Watch 17 Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan said up to tennis ball sized hail is possible in Cumberland County, Ky. as the storm rolls through.

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