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CODE RED: Severe storms, heavy rain hit middle Tennessee

Video: FOX 17 News

UPDATE (9:08 p.m.):

FOX 17 News remains in a CODE RED Weather Alert for the threat of flash flooding for portions of middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. A line of thunderstorms and heavy rain continue to push across the midstate Wednesday evening, prompting Flash Flood Warnings and even Tornado Warnings for a number of counties.

A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for parts of Davidson, Rutherford, and Wilson counties until midnight. A Tornado Warning issued for Davidson, Dickson, Williamson, Cheatham counties has expired.


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UPDATE (8 p.m.) :

TAKE SHELTER NOW: TORNADO WARNING issued for Davidson, Dickson, Williamson, Cheatham counties until 8:30 p.m. SkyWatch 17 Weather Team is tracking the latest now on FOX 17.

A severe thunderstorm capable of making a tornado was detected near White Bluff, moving quickly east at 40 mph, according to NWS. At 8:12 p.m., a storm that could potentially produce a tornado was located over Pegram, 14 miles south of Ashland City, moving east at 40 mph, NWS reports.


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UPDATE (7:29 p.m.):

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Dickson County until 7:45 p.m. At 7:19 p.m., the NWS says a severe thunderstorm capable of making a tornado was detected near McEwen, 7 miles west of Dickson, moving east at 25 mph.

The storm is expected to be near Dickson at around 7:35 p.m. and Burns at around 7:45 p.m.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Davidson County, Dickson County, Sumner County, Williamson County, Cheatham County until 11:45 p.m. A Flash Flood Warning has also been issued for parts of Wilson County until 8:30 p.m.


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UPDATE: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for parts of central Davidson County and southeastern Cheatham County until 8 p.m. At around 5 p.m., doppler radar indicated thunderstorms making heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is definitely a possibility in the Nashville Metro area Wednesday night.

A Flash Flood Warning has also been issued for parts of Wilson County, including Lebanon, until 8:30 p.m.


UPDATE: A Tornado Warning was issued for Wilson, Rutherford, Cannon and DeKalb counties through 3:23 pm CST. The Tornado Warning has since been canceled.

Damage in the Aubertown area was reported near the earlier Tornado Warning. A carport on the front of a home was destroyed with roof damage to the home and scattered trees and minor debris along Trimble Rd. and Halls Hill Pike.

Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan says the radar depicts a brief signature, but a survey team will be out Thursday to confirm if it was a spin up tornado.


NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A few severe storms are possible in parts of middle Tennessee Wednesday with the main threats being heavy rain and strong winds.

FOX 17 News meteorologist Colleen Mehlberg says areas north of I-40 and west of I-65 are under a "Slight" risk of severe weather as rated by the National Weather Service Severe Outlook Index.

While the main threats will be damaging winds and pockets of heavy rain, the possibility of an isolated tornado remains.

Rain totals through Wednesday will be close to 1" with an additional inch of rainfall likely for Thursday. Rainfall could cause some ponding on roads and creek levels to rise.

The stronger storms are projected to cross those areas north of I-40 and west of I-65 Wednesday afternoon through 8 p.m. tonight.

The highest rain totals are likely along the Tennessee/Kentucky border. A Flood Watch has been issued through Thursday for southern Kentucky where up to 3 inches of accumulation is possible.

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