Tornado touches down near Tennessee-Alabama state line

According to a preliminary investigation, the NWS found at least EF-0 damage with estimated wind speeds of 85 mph around the AL/TN state line near Hunter Road and US 231. (Image courtesy WAAY 31)

Officials say a tornado caused minor damage when it touched down near the Tennessee-Alabama state line.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Huntsville, Alabama, says a tornado with wind speeds of 85 mph (135 kph) touched down Thursday near U.S. Highway 231 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.

WAAY 31 reported from Hunter Road, where officials say trees fell on and around a home.

WSMV-TV reports that weather officials said most of the damage surveyed was in Lincoln County.

Damage surveys will be conducted Friday to obtain more conclusive information about the tornado.

Downed trees and power outages were reported in Nashville as a line of storms passed through Middle Tennessee on Thursday.

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