Sunday storms bring small hail, wind and rain to Middle Tennessee

(Photo: Photo from the National Weather Service Nashville)

Storms moving southeast across Middle Tennessee on Sunday afternoon are bringing small hail, gusty winds and rain to the area.

About 5,000 Nashville Electric Service customers lost power around 5:15 p.m., according to a tweet from the utility. Crews were assessing the situation.

At about 5:15 p.m., the brunt of the severe weather was west of Interstate 65 and just south of Interstate 40, said Brittney Whitehead, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Nashville.

"Things do seem to be weakening," Whitehead said.

Pea to half-inch diameter hail fell outside the weather service’s Nashville office on Sunday afternoon, according to an NWS tweet.

More small hail and gusty winds are possible as these storms move southeast, Whitehead said. A few showers may follow the storms Sunday evening, but the skies should clear up by the time the sun rises on Monday, she said.

No rain is expected during the day and temperatures are expected to reach into the mid to upper 70s.

Reach Holly Meyer at hmeyer@tennessean.com or 615-259-8241 and on Twitter @HollyAMeyer.

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