A fast-moving severe thunderstorm hit Warren County mid-afternoon Tuesday, putting the area under a tornado warning after Doppler radar indicated a funnel cloud could be forming over the Nursery Capital.
Although there were sporadic reports of tree damage and some minor structural damage around the county, early assessments revealed no evidence of a tornado touchdown. The storm, which did bring 50 mile-per-hour wind gusts and torrential rain, toppled a number of trees. Volunteers were able to move the blockages quickly at Old Shelbyville Road, Irving College, Centertown and at Crisp Springs.
The thin line of storms struck from the north after inflicting damage in other counties on their way south. There were reports of hail and potential tornado touchdowns from the same storm when it hit in areas north of Warren County. However, the intensity dropped just before the storm entered the county, the squall passing through in under 30 minutes without inflicting major damage.