Severe storms, minor tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Severe storms passed through much of Middle Tennessee on Tuesday, bringing down trees and power lines, dropping tennis-ball-size hail around Cookeville and producing multiple tornadoes.

Multiple media outlets report that an EF-1 tornado tore through parts of Putnam County near Cookeville during the afternoon. An EF-0 tornado occurred in Clay County, and an EF-1 tornado touched down in Pickett County and moved southeast into Fentress County. EF-0 tornadoes have winds of up to 72 mph, while EF-1 tornadoes can reach speeds of 122 mph.

Trees and power lines were damaged in Madison County and near Morristown and Chattanooga.

The Nashville area was not spared from the high winds either, with trees and power lines down in the Berry Hill area and power outages across the southern parts of the city.