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.
There is a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon for Rutherford County.
The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for Rutherford County until 11pm. Damaging straight line winds and isolated tornadoes are possible with storms.
Perhaps the hardest hit area by storms on Tuesday was in nearby DeKalb County.
Severe thunderstorms rake Rutherford County. High winds, dime to quarter size hail and hours of nearly continuous lightning Tuesday night caused several problems.
Stormy weather can be expected much of the week. Monday saw morning and afternoon storms, some which produced small hail.
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