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The final and worst day in a week-long series of strong to severe thunderstorm events across Middle Tennessee struck the area during the morning and early afternoon hours on June 28. After overnight storms affected the northeast half of Middle Tennessee during the night, additional scattered strong to severe thunderstorms developed along the I-24 corridor between 7 AM to 9 AM CDT on Thursday morning June 28. These storms expanded in coverage and eventually congealed into three separate bow echoes, each of which produced severe downburst winds of 60 mph up to and over 80 mph in some areas. These intense winds caused widespread damage across many southwest Middle Tennessee counties, with Hickman and Marshall Counties particularly hard hit. One EF1 tornado also briefly touched down in Hickman County.

EF-1 tornado damage near Duck River, TN
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