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Severe storms are moving through Middle Tennessee, with thunderstorms and tornado warnings.
Storms and tornadoes swept across West Tennessee Friday evening as part of a large series of storms scattered across the Mississippi Valley.
High winds and possible tornadoes are expected to hit the Middle Tennessee region overnight and into Saturday. A pollen watch has been issued for Middle Tennessee and parts of East Tennessee until Saturday, April 1.
Counties covered by the watch include Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson.
Here are the latest warnings in Middle Tennessee
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Williamson, Louisville, Marshall and Maury counties until 1:15 a.m. The NWS has issued another severe thunderstorm warning for Macon, Smith and Trousdale counties until 1:30 a.m.
A flood warning has been issued for Maury County, including the Columbia area, until 1:15 p.m.
Davidson County areas under increased risk are: Hendersonville TN, Gallatin TN and Goodlettsville TN until 1:15 am.
“This storm (in Nashville) will contain winds gusting to 70 miles per hour and golf ball average,” according to the National Weather Service in Nashville.
Mule Day camping in Columbia, Tennessee underwent evacuations as of 12:45 p.m., according to WKRN reports.
A large tornado was confirmed to make landfall around 12:20 p.m. near Hohenwald, Tennessee, according to the NWS. The bird could be up to half a dollar in size. That system was moving north toward Mount Pleasant around 12:40 am
NWS Nashville called the tornado “large and very dangerous.”
The National Weather Service in Nashville is expecting severe thunderstorms for Middle Tennessee between 10 pm-1 am
“The farther east you go, the risk decreases, little by little,” said Mark Rose, an astrologer with the ministry. “The storms are forming due to a cold front that is moving across the state.”
Storms are rolling through east Memphis, Arkansas
Friday’s massive tornado swept through Counties and Wynne, Arkansas, leaving a trail of destruction. Two deaths were reported at Wynne by authorities; according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Dust storms destroyed buildings, damaged Wynne High School, overturned cars and alum roofs.
Many buildings were brought down in Tipton County, Tennessee.
The latest in Memphis:Damage was reported in Tipton County after strong winds caused a tornado
The Weather Service encourages weather awareness
As always, it’s important to remain aware of the weather, the NWS said, especially with overnight storms. There are several ways to get weather forecasts, including dialing the sky from local media and weather apps; social media updates; local news coverage; and noaa the rays of the storm.
That’s what the NWS recommends People keep their phone and/or weather radio nearby while they sleep.
Learn more about how to prepare for severe weather and make an emergency plan ready.gov/plan.
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Nashville-area weather forecast
Nashville, TN weekend forecast
Friday: showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the day, with the risk of severe weather in the late night hours. There is a 90% chance of precipitation, peaking at 70% overnight. High: 77; Minimum: 57
sabbath: serene Height: 67; Minimum: 36
sunday: Various frosts before 8 a.m. Otherwise clear. Height: 66; Minimum: 49