Flash Flood Watch in Effect Until Midnight

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National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch until midnight Sunday morning for portions of Middle Tennessee.

The counties under the Flash Flood Watch are:

  • Bedford
  • Cheatham
  • Dickson
  • Giles
  • Hickman
  • Houston
  • Humphreys
  • Lawrence
  • Lewis
  • Marshall
  • Maury
  • Montgomery
  • Perry
  • Stewart
  • Wayne
  • Williamson

NWS reports a total of 8 to 14 inches of rain has fallen in portions of the Flash Flood Watch, causing catastrophic flooding. Flash flooding has washed out roads, inundated homes and businesses, and led to numerous water rescues. Storms that redevelop over similar
locations this evening could produce an additional 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts. Additional rainfall in areas where significant flooding is still occurring will exacerbate the flash flood threat.

NWS Forecast Notes:

  • Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected.• An additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall is possible, which would create additional impacts for those who already received heavy rainfall today.
    • Flash Flood Watch extended until midnight.
    • Several rivers are already in/will go into moderate to major flooding.
    • Strong to severe t’storms are possible mainly west of I-24, in our southwestern counties.
  • Damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
    • Hot and drier weather is expected beginning tomorrow through the first half
    of next week.

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