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After making landfall in southwest Louisiana on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Hurricane Laura moved northward into Arkansas and weakened to a tropical storm on Thursday, August 27, then traveled eastward across Tennessee and Kentucky and weakened further to a tropical depression on Friday, August 28. The system brought numerous showers and thunderstorms to Middle Tennessee, some of which became severe and produced several reports of damaging winds along with two weak tornadoes. Rainfall totals across the area ranged from 1 to 3 inches.


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