Flooding & Severe Weather — Busy Weekend Ahead

It’s going to be a busy weekend for weather, no doubt!  Flooding’s in progress this morning in several areas.  Severe weather could visit some communities this afternoon.  Let’s get right to it.

As of 8:15am, a Flood Warning remains in effect for Mill Creek.  At 7am, the stage was 13.3 feet.  Flood stage is 13.0 feet.  Culbertson Road and Bluff Road are flooded (as I type this).

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Several roads are also reportedly flooded in LaVergne, too.

Another Flood Warning has been issued for the Duck River, at Centerville.  The Duck isn’t near flood stage yet, but will continue to rise today and tonight.  The warning begins Sunday morning and continues until Monday night.

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There are several other Flood Advisories.  One has been issued for the Richland Creek at Belle Meade, near Harding Place.  Low lying areas near the Belle Meade Country Club, residential areas near Percy Warner Boulevard, and along the creek from Harding Place to Belle Meade Boulevard may be inundated.

A Flood Advisory is also in effect for the Browns Creek at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.  Low lying areas along the creek in the Fairgrounds property may be inundated.

A Flood Advisory is also in effect for Seven Mile Creek at Blackman Road, in Nashville.  Beware of high water in that area.

Here’s a look at 4WARN Live Doppler Radar as of 8:30am.  It shows the steady/heavy rain is now over eastern Middle Tennessee.  It also shows a new batch of showers arriving near the Tennessee River.

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Upstream, even more showers are popping up over Arkansas, headed this way.

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SO…we’re clearly not done with rain for today.  In fact, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 4am tomorrow.

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As we head through the day, we may see a few peeks of sunshine.  Any that form will warm us into the 60s and 70s.  Late this afternoon, a few strong-severe storms could fire over southeastern Middle Tennessee.  Hail and high wind are the primary threats.  The counties shaded in yellow have the greatest likelihood of any strong storms.  The time window for this severe potential is between 2pm and 9pm.

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This is a look at FUTURECAST….which looks okay.  The takeaway is that we’ll have widely scattered showers and a few thundershowers heading through the rest of the day.  Then more reds and oranges will pop up on the radar — a reflection of some strong-severe storms, primarily over far southeastern Middle Tennessee.

Join Alan Frio and me momentarily on Channel 4 News Today, airing until 10pm. I’ll share all you need to know about this weekend’s forecast.  PLUS, we’ll also cover the weather changes we’ll have this week.

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