Nashville area weather: Strong winds remain, tornado watch ends after severe storms
A tornado watch was canceled for parts of Middle Tennessee while strong winds and rain remain after a line of severe thunderstorms made their way through the region late Friday night.
Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Maury, Sumner, Wilson and Coffee Counties were under the watch, which was issued around 9:30 p.m Friday by the National Weather Service office in Nashville.
About 10,092 Nashville Electric Service and Middle Tennessee Electric customers were left without power across Davidson and Williamson counties, as of 11:26 p.m.
More:50 mph winds reported with Friday storms in Middle Tennessee; Lobelville hit hard
Once the line of storms moves out of the Midstate, expect gusty winds and heavy rain to continue through the early morning before clearing out by Saturday afternoon.
Much of Middle Tennessee was under an enhanced risk (level 3 of 5) for severe weather, including Nashville, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Williamson County and Maury County. The rest of the region was under a slight risk (level 2 of 5) for severe weather.
Storms reached Middle Tennessee around 9 p.m., making their way through the Nashville metro area by 11 p.m. Wind gusts up to 70 mph were expected ahead of the storms.
NWS urges weather awareness
As always, it's important to remain weather aware, NWS said. There are multiple ways to get weather alerts, including cell phone push alerts from local media and weather apps; social media updates; local news coverage; and NOAA weather radios.
NWS recommends having an emergency kit you can quickly grab in case of trouble. It should include essential supplies like food, water, flashlights, batteries, medicine, extra clothing and shoes, toiletries and solar-powered chargers for electronic devices.
Learn more about how to prepare for severe weather and make an emergency plan at ready.gov/plan.
Two tornado sirens down for repairs in Nashville
Two tornado sirens in the Nashville area are down for repairs and may not be back up ahead of the severe weather threat, according to the Nashville Office of Emergency Management.
The affected sirens include:
Siren 91 (0 Conference Drive)
Siren 108 (McCrory Lane and Newsom Station Road)
While these sites are inoperable, all others are working properly. Please note you may not hear the sirens indoors if they activate, as the sirens are not meant to be heard inside of homes or buildings.
Nashville performs monthly tests on its tornado sirens, typically on the first Saturday of each month. Once repairs are made, OEM said follow-up testing will take place to ensure the sirens are working.
Nashville area weather radar
Friday: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. That increases to a 90% chance overnight into early Saturday morning. High: 75; Low: 60
Saturday: A 30% chance of showers, mainly before 7 a.m. Mostly sunny. High: 72; Low 48
Sunday: Sunny, then a chance of showers between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Chance of precipitation is 20%. High: 74; Low:47
Monday: Mostly sunny. High: 70; Low: 47
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Nashville severe weather: Strong winds remain after tornado watch ends