Multiple tornadoes struck Middle Tennessee after dark on November 5th and 6th and the National Weather Service sent survey teams out to access the damage. The Christiana tornado was rated a high-end EF-2, the strongest of the seven total tornadoes. It was the strongest tornado to strike Middle Tennessee in nearly three years.
The Bradyville area of neighboring Cannon County was believed to have had a tornado touch down on Monday (9/24/2018). Officials from The National Weather Service will investigate twisted trees, interview witnesses and access damage to determine whether the damage to several homes was the result of a tornado.
A tornado traveled ten-miles through three counties over the weekend.
The National Weather Service has determined Rutherford County was indeed struck by a tornado Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service is alerting Middle Tennesseans of the possibility of accumulating snowfall. They report at least three periods of weather into the first of next week will bring some type of significant weather into the mid-state.
The National Weather Service says flooded streams should get better by Wednesday. The Rutherford County Highway Department reported to them there were several local roads impassable due to high water from the heavy rainfall.
As severe thunderstorms rolled through Rutherford County Wednesday, they left some damage behind.
The summer roller coaster ride in Middle Tennessee usually means extremely hot conditions. But not in July. In fact, the National Weather Service reports for the first time since 2009.
The wording from the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center about the potential for severe weather for Middle Tennessee was designed to get our attention. And it should. Severe thunderstorms, some with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes, are possible in Middle Tennessee.
The National Weather Service reports the chance for severe weather continues to linger between now and 9PM this evening. We may see hail and increasing rain. That chance for severe weather again continues on Tuesday. As rainfall is expected this Monday evening, flash flooding will likely be a problem.
Note: There is still a possibility of isolated tornadoes.
In what ways is the federal government shutdown affecting Rutherford Countians? If you have plans to visit the Stones River National Battlefield, it's closed. For those students who have field trips planned, for those who visit the park for its scenery, you can't. The park is closed.
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