CODE RED: Watches, warnings issued as strong storms approach Tennessee, Kentucky

(Fox 17 News)

Strong storms swept across middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky on Tuesday night.

SkyWatch17 Meteorologist Katy Morgan said these storms bring the threat of damaging winds, hail and a possibility for tornadoes.

Severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Overton, Putnam, Fentress, Cumberland counties until 11:15 p.m. This storm was moving east at 75 mph.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DeKalb, Van Buren, White and Warren counties until 11:00 pm.

Most of southern Kentucky is under a tornado watch until midnight on Tuesday.

The severe weather threat has since been downgraded for middle Tennessee, which also lowers the threat for tornadoes.

Morgan says the storms will move across the midstate and out of the Cumberland Plateau by midnight.

The storms have winds near 40 mph and lightening. Morgan said the main line has slowed down on its way through middle Tennessee.

See a full explanation of what our SkyWatch 17 team is tracking in the video below:


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