2 tornadoes touch down in Tennessee during Tuesday storms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down Tuesday during Tuesday’s severe weather.

An EF1 tornado with max winds of 105 mph was confirmed just west of Cookeville in Putnam County, and another EF1 tornado hit Pickett and Fentress counties.

The Putnam County sheriff told News 2 the area most affected is Buffalo Valley Road between Cookeville and Baxter. There are no reports of injuries at this time.

Putnam County tornado
Courtesy: Cookeville Police Department

Storms continued moving southeast through the region, some of which were severe with damaging straight line winds and hail.

Most of Middle Tennessee remains under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 9 p.m Tuesday. Stay up to date with the latest weather alerts at wkrn.com/alerts.

At one point Tuesday, over 6,500 people were without power across Davidson County, many of which were isolated incidents which require more time for crews to respond.

Traffic lights were reportedly out in various parts of time, causing major delays on busy roadways like Harding Place in west Nashville and Wedgewood Avenue not far from 12South.

It will remain very hot with highs in the mid-90s and a heat index of around 105 degrees Tuesday afternoon between the storms.

Other than a stray shower early Wednesday morning, the weather looks like it will be dry until Friday.

The humidity will briefly drop some Wednesday and Thursday, but it will still be muggy. Highs in the low 90s on Wednesday and Thursday will ramp back up to the middle 90s with increased mugginess Friday through early next week.

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