Early survey data shows only a small amount of damage after two brief tornadoes touched down in Putnam and Warren counties Friday evening.
Heavy rain, strong winds and potentially severe weather are sweeping across Tennessee today, and a front coming through just after noon prompted a series of tornado warnings. But there wasn’t immediate confirmation of any tornado touchdowns.
We’re learning new weather terms this week as Middle Tennessee was hit with another night of high winds, knocking out power to an additional 15,000 Nashville Electric Service customers. This time it was a rare “wake low,” which followed an even more unusual “derecho” storm system the night before.
The National Weather Service is trying something new this winter. Forecasters are telling Middle Tennesseans not just how much ice will fall in an ice storm, but if the power will go out and for how long. The system could be useful one day, but right now it’s far from perfect.
Nashville has seen about two inches of rain over the last few days, but a front moving in from southern Texas will bring more moisture this weekend. Creeks and streams in the Nashville area could rise above their banks.