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NWS Confirms Tornado In Anderson Co. Sunday

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A home on Busby Drive was heavily damaged when the roof was partially blown off. A home on Busby Drive was heavily damaged when the roof was partially blown off.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado in Anderson County Sunday.

The NWS was in the area Monday morning surveying the extensive damage that was caused by the severe weather in the western portion of the county.

Officials say the tornado was an EF1 with winds of around 95 miles per hour when it first hit the ground.  It slowed to an EF0 with winds around 70 miles per hour as it continued.

Residents are now cleaning up the destruction.

Anderson County officials said that a roof was partially blown off a home on Busby Road and numerous trees were reported to have been blown over along Highway 24 and Highway 187.

Homes along Oak Knoll Terrace, along Tiffany Drive, were littered with trees, some of which fell on homes.

A 7 On Your Side viewer reported trees down all over her yard in the Centerville community.

We put together a slideshow above looking at some of the areas damaged by the storms.

Storm Team Forecast

A slow-moving cold front will finally cross the region on Monday. Very moist air in advance of this will keep the chances for showers and thunderstorms going across the area. Watch for isolated severe storms this evening, and all storms have the potential to produce frequent lightning and torrential rain.

We'll keep storm chances into Monday. By afternoon, we should start to see rain chances diminish in the mountains first, with that drier trend moving south and east through the evening.

Weak high pressure will be with us Tuesday and Wednesday. While most areas should stay dry, isolated late-day thunder may occur, especially in the mountains.

Increasing moisture area-wide will mean late-afternoon/early evening thunder chances for the end of the week and into next weekend.

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