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(THE TENNESSEAN) Middle Tennessee experienced high winds Saturday night, but there have been no confirmed reports of tornadoes.

The National Weather Service said Sunday morning that it recorded straight-line gusts as high as 59 miles per hour, as well as severe thunderstorm damage. About one inch of rain fell on the region.

More than 19,000 Middle Tennesseans went to bed without power Saturday night after a line of heavy storms and wind swept through the area.

Winds of up to 65 mph started moving through counties west of Nashville about 8 p.m., downing trees and power lines throughout the region.

The storm brought a wave of at least 13 tornado warnings to several counties throughout the evening.

People scrambled to take cover as sirens wailed.

Bridgestone Arena invited Predators fans to wait out the worst of the storm inside.

In Green Hills, moviegoers were pulled out of upstairs theaters so they could seek shelter.

Flights into and out of Nashville International airport were delayed or diverted through the worst of the storm, but were said to be back to normal by 11 p.m. Saturday.

Several areas of rotation were reported along the storm line, but no tornadoes had been confirmed by 10:15 p.m., according to National Weather Service meteorologist Larry Vannozzi.

The heaviest damage was reported west of Davidson County.

The storm ripped the roof off of a home in northern Stewart County near the Kentucky border.

Street signs were twisted along Carothers Parkway in Franklin.

In Nashville, wind ripped a brick wall off of a vacant building near the intersection of Whites Creek and Dickerson pikes around 9:46 p.m., according to an emergency dispatcher.

No injuries were reported, according to dispatchers across the region.

"I think we were very fortunate to not have any reported tornadoes or severe damage," said Sonia Harvat, spokeswoman for the Davidson County Emergency Operations Center.

Middle Tennessee should be storm-free today, Vannozzi said.

"No storms," he said. "Just a little chance of some light rain."

Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s this morning and will not rise throughout the day. Sunday's low in Nashville is expected to be in the mid-30s, with clouds.

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