Yesterday, we had our fair share of severe storms. Today, my attention is full focus on flooding. Check out how much rain has fallen since the start — up to 8″ in localized spots. Too much.
Here’s how the radar shapes up as I write here (5:57 pm) — widespread rain mainly alongside I-65 and west. Red colors indicate heavy rain, over Waverly and Eagle Creek.
This are on a slow southeasterly motion and it’s all ‘wrap-around’ rain from an area on low pressure centered over Georgia.
A Flood Warning remains in effect for two rivers:
- Duck River at Centerville until 7:42 AM on Wednesday and
- Buffalo River until 3:45 pm Tuesday.
Many roads are closed and this is a GOOD thing. Here’s one viewer photo of flooding off the Harpeth River by our loyal Channel 4 Viewer sally.
Flooding is the lead when it comes to annual weather related deaths so it is necessary to taken precaution. Do not attempt to walk or drive through flooded roads. The eye cannot see the depth of water, especially at night. It only takes two feet of water to carry away most vehicles. If you are caught in a vehicle with rising water, get out immediately and get to higher ground.
Lingering moisture keeps the chance for showers overnight, tapering off by the very early morning on Monday.
Here’s how Futurecast maps out the timing…
Clouds outweigh the sunshine on Monday, especially during the first half of the day. Bright sunshine and summer-like warmth returns by Tuesday! hang tight!
I’ll have the full breakdown of our workweek warm up and the latest on our flood situation coming up on Channel 4 at 10 tonight!
-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren