Another Round of Severe Weather Blasts Rutherford County



Another Round of Severe Weather Blasts Rutherford County | severe weather, Murfreesboro news, high winds

Ominous storm clouds captured in Smyrna Friday (6-21-19) as severe weather moved through the area.

Mother Nature has been lashing Rutherford County this week with thunderstorms packing high winds and the potential for more this weekend.

Severe thunderstorms rolled through Friday night in the eight o'clock hour, with wind gusts of upwards of 80 miles an hour. There were numerous reports of downed trees and power lines were downed.

For the second day this week, Rutherford County was under a tornado warning. This time for the northern sections of the county.

Middle Tennessee Electric reported over 62-hundred without power during the height of the storms.

There was no part of the county spared from the high winds.

In Smyrna, trees covered Hazelwood Drive and Mayfield Drive and closed the roadways for a time while the debris was cleared. There were lots of reports of downed trees in the Walter Hill area, especially around Jefferson Pike.

In Murfreesboro, in the Medical Center Parkway area, a resident reported on Twitter losing a third 50-year old tree in the past two days of storms.

And more storms are expected for Saturday. These storms could again produce damaging straight line winds, hail and isolated tornadoes.

You'll want to stay close to a source of weather information to start your weekend. NewsRadio WGNS is directly connected to the National Weather Service and when watches or warnings are issued, you'll hear them immediately. Plus, our very own meteorologists break into programming to tell you exactly where the dangers are to keep you safe.