Today is Saturday, August 19, 2017

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There were sporadic power outages reported as well. Lightning wreaked havoc to at least two local offices. Sue Vanatta, president and CEO of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, said lightning hit close to the corner where the Chamber and the office of Lowery Lowery & Cherry law firm are located knocking out computers in both offices at about 1 p.m., Wednesday.

Workers with Charter, the local cable TV company, were able to get the Chamber’s computers back up and running about 1 p.m., Thursday.

Vanatta said lightning also took out the Chamber’s phone service. Phone company personnel were working yesterday to get the phone service restored.

“We think it hit our TV in the lobby, the DVD player and the front computer,” she added.

There were no reports of damage elsewhere in the county. Damage in other locations in Middle Tennessee also include trees and power lines down as a result of high winds, and hail the size of a golf ball was reported in the Franklin area.

Look for a return to the 90s today and a chance of showers and thunderstorms through Sunday. The high today should be 91 with a 30 percent chance of precipitation under partly sunny skies. The chance of rain tonight is 20 percent.

There is a 20 percent chance of rain Saturday and Saturday night with a high of 94 and a low near 73. Sunday should be mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high near 96. The low Sunday night should be about 74.

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