Strong straight-line winds produced downed trees in northern White County around 2:30am Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service said winds in excess of 70mph were likely as the storm moved through the eastern sections of Dekalb County and the western sections of White County. White County Emergency Management reported multiple trees down in the western and northern parts of the county.
Power lines, utility poles and trees were down near Milk Plant Road area as of 2:45am.
The winds caused power disruption to more than 3,000 Volunteer Energy customers in Cumberland County as of 3:15am.
Meteorologist Sam Shamburger said the White County damagae was caused by a supercell storm that began producing damage in eastern Arkansas Friday afternoon. The storm produced a tornado in Wayne County as it moved into Tennessee. The storm produced a possible tornado touchdown in Cannon County, near Dobbs Hollow Road northwest of Woodbury.
The straight-line winds in White County appeared to be some of the strongest winds to move through the Upper Cumberland early Saturday. A tornado warning was issued earlier for Clay and northern Jackson County.