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Lightning expected until 6:45 p.m. for Wilson County

Staff Reports • Mar 20, 2017 at 6:14 PM

The Wilson County Emergency Management Association warned residents to watch out for lightning strikes until 6:45 p.m. Seek safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. 

At 5:53 p.m., Doppler radar tracked strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 7 miles west of Tennessee Ridge to 7 miles northwest of Springfield. Movement was southeast at 45 mph.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Half inch hail and winds in excess of 30 mph will also be possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Gallatin, Lebanon, Springfield, Dickson, Ashland City, Erin, Nashville, Clarksville, Madison, Hendersonville, Mount Juliet, Goodlettsville, Millersville, Greenbrier, Coopertown, White Bluff, Kingston Springs, Lakewood, Pegram and Ridgetop.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms.

The National Weather Service reports a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms across all of Middle Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening.

A cold front moving across the region will spark scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms from Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. A few storms could be severe with large hail and damaging winds possible, especially for areas along and south of I-40.

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