Strong storms blowing through Tenn.

Strong storms blowing through Tenn.

A line of strong storms is pushing eastward across Tennessee, triggering tornado warnings and producing strong downpours of rain.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A line of strong storms is pushing eastward across Tennessee, triggering tornado warnings and producing strong downpours of rain.

The leading edge of the storm front contains strong straight line winds, which have knocked out electrical power to thousands of customers.

A few minor injuries were reported before dawn Wednesday in northern Middle Tennessee as the storms raced through.

Farther west, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for all or parts of 10 counties in West Tennessee as heavy rain continued to fall. Included was Shelby County, where Memphis is located.

By 4:30 a.m. CST, the strong leading edge of the storm system had blown through Nashville and was pushing toward the Cumberland Plateau.


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