ALocal authorities indicated that around two dozen injured people were transported to hospitals.
Three people died in Montgomery County, north of Nashville, near the Kentucky state line, county authorities said in a statement.
Nashville’s emergency operations center said three people died in an area north of downtown.
The US weather services issued tornado warnings in Tennessee, where more than 80,000 residents were without power, on Saturday night, according to the website PowerOutage.us.
The storm occurred nearly two years after weather services recorded 41 tornadoes in a series of states, including 16 in Tennessee and eight in Kentucky. In Kentucky alone, 81 people died.
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