Storms bring intense lightning through Middle Tennessee - WKRN News 2

Storms bring intense lightning through Middle Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Strong thunderstorms and heavy rain brought intense lightning through Middle Tennessee overnight Wednesday.

An exceptional number of lightning strikes could be seen all across the region with hundreds happening every few minutes.

From 3:05 to 3:15 a.m. alone, News 2 found there were over 3,223 lightning strikes in Middle Tennessee.

A tornado watch was also issued Wednesday night for many counties in the region, including Davidson, Williamson, and Rutherford counties, and didn't expire until 3 a.m. Thursday.

For a complete list of watches and warnings, visit

On Thursday, showers will still be around for about half the day in Nashville, pushing mostly into southern counties in the afternoon hours. Highs will be in the mid-80s.

For CMA Fest activities Thursday evening, there should be a break in the shower activity.

Temperatures will be in the low 90s by the weekend.

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