Extended dry spell ends with fast-moving storm Wednesday
After weeks of dry, sunny weather, a fast-moving storm line overran much of west Tennessee on Wednesday, dropping needed rain but knocking down trees and causing isolated power outages across Hardin County.
Lightning struck a house in Savannah, but did not cause a fire, said Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin, who added he was not aware of any injuries as a result of the weather.
A line of storms with strong winds hit Savannah around 4 p.m. Later Wednesday evening and night there were periods of heavy rain, but without the powerful wind punch of the initial line.
“We probably had close to 15 or so calls of trees or power lines down,” Martin said, and at least one motor vehicle accident.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Hardin County, but no severe thunderstorm warnings were given.