Severe weather downs trees, knocks out power across Nashville

Edward Burch, WSMV
(Courtesy: Cindy Van Patten)

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

Summer-like thunderstorms traveled through the Midstate on Sunday evening, creating a bit of damage in its wake.

Trees fell on houses southwest of Nashville. Dime-sized hail was even reported in Pegram and Fairview.

Thousands across Davidson, Cheatham, Robertson and Sumner County also experienced power outages.

More than 5,000 NES customers in Southwest Nashville were still without power more than an hour after the first severe storms hit. Officials say they are aware of the outage and are working to restore power as quickly as possible.

NES released the following statement Sunday evening:

“We are currently experiencing widespread power outages across our service area with over 4,000 customers without power. This number will change as crews work to restore power. The majority of the outages are in the southwest area of our service territory. We’ve received several reports of trees and power lines down. If you see a downed power line or broken pole, do not go near it. Immediately call 911. We have crews working as quickly as possible to restore power to all of our customers and will continue to work through the night.”?

According to News4 Chief Meteorologist Lisa Spencer, the thunderstorms will start to diminish as the sun goes down this evening.

More widespread showers are in the forecast Monday afternoon. Spotty showers and storms possible Tuesday.

Wednesday and Thursday are the two drier days of the week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the chance of rain increases again.

Temperatures remain well above average in the mid to upper 80’s all week.

Due to the strong winds moving through the area, we have approximately 3,000 customers without power. Our crews are currently working to address the situation.

— Nashville Electric (@NESpower) May 20, 2018

We’re receiving reports of several trees down. If you see a power line disconnected from its pole, DO NOT GO NEAR IT. Call 911 immediately. NES crews will continue to work through the night until all power is restored.

— Nashville Electric (@NESpower) May 20, 2018

Stay with News4 on-air and online for updates.

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