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Tornado watch in effect for Williamson and Maury Counties as severe thunderstorms move across state


Tornado watch in effect for Williamson and Maury Counties as severe thunderstorms move across state

BY ALEXANDER WILLIS

A tornado watch is now in effect for both Williamson and Maury Counties until 3 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

A wave of strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move across Middle Tennessee late Monday night into the early hours of Tuesday, producing wind speeds of 15 to 25 miles per hour. Chances of precipitation are near 100 percent Monday night for both Williamson and Maury Counties, with temperatures expected to be in the low 50s.

The National Weather Service reports that these thunderstorms “will be capable of producing damaging winds and some tornadoes,” with localized flash flooding also a possibility.

The thunderstorms currently making their way across Middle Tennessee have been ranked with a risk level of three out of five by the Storm Prediction Agency, making them an “enhanced risk.”

For more detailed weather information for Williamson County, click here to be directed to the National Weather Service.

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