NWS Warns of Heavy Rains and Flooding As Middle Tennessee Thaws Out- January 8, 2022


Tennessee begins to thaw out with warmer temperatures today, Saturday, January 8, 2022.

But, an approaching front will bring gusty winds, heavy rains, and thunderstorms tonight through Sunday afternoon. Temps will drop below freezing Sunday night through early Monday morning and your morning drive could be impacted.

1.5″-3″ of rain is forecast for Middle Tennessee between tonight and tomorrow. With snow runoff already filling creeks and rivers, flood-prone areas should be weather aware.

We will monitor conditions throughout the evening and through tomorrow and update as needed.

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Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. South wind around 10 mph.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Temperature rising to around 50 by 5am. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Nashville TN
348 AM CST Sat Jan 8 2022

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Including the cities of Dover, Clarksville, Springfield,
Hendersonville, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Lafayette, Celina,
Byrdstown, Erin, Tennessee Ridge, Waverly, New Johnsonville,
McEwen, Dickson, Ashland City, Kingston Springs, Nashville,
Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Hartsville, Carthage, South Carthage,
Gordonsville, Gainesboro, Cookeville, Livingston, Jamestown,
Allardt, Linden, Lobelville, Centerville, Hohenwald, Franklin,
Brentwood, Columbia, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne,
Woodbury, Smithville, Sparta, Crossville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma,
Manchester, McMinnville, Altamont, Coalmont, Spencer, Clifton,
Waynesboro, Lawrenceburg, and Pulaski
348 AM CST Sat Jan 8 2022

...Heavy Rainfall and Flooding Possible Sunday into Sunday Night...

An approaching storm will bring widespread rain to Middle
Tennessee beginning late Saturday and continuing into Sunday night.

Much of Middle Tennessee should receive at least 1 to 2
inches of rain with the potential for locally heavier amounts up
to 2 and a half inches. This rainfall in addition to the melting
snow could cause flooding along rivers, creeks, roads and low
lying areas. The most likely location for this to happen is along
and north of I-40 and east of I-24.

Middle Tennessee residents should monitor the latest forecasts
concerning the potential for heavy rainfall and flooding over the
next 24-36 hours. For the latest forecast updates and river
forecasts, visit our website at weather.gov/nashville.


Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Nashville TN
343 AM CST Sat Jan 8 2022

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343 AM CST Sat Jan 8 2022

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Middle Tennessee.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Showers and few storms will move into the area this evening, and
become widespread overnight. Around 1 inch of rain is likely most

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

Widespread showers and a few thunderstorms are expected to continue
Sunday, with 1 to 2 additional inches of rain possible. These
rainfall amounts combined with snow melt may cause localized flooding
issues, as well as rises on area rivers.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.


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