Major Flash Flooding

A Flash Flood disaster is what some are waking up to in Middle Tennessee this morning. These pictures were snapped in Linden (Perry County) where rescue squads were sent out to save this family from their home.


(Photo credit: Greg Grimes)


(Photo credit: Greg Grimes)


(Photo credit: Greg Grimes)


I’m tracking the rain and rainfall totals as I type here (9:07 am) and I’m seeing reports of over seven inches of rain over Linden, the area these pictures were snapped of. One foot of water has just been reported over Geri Street in Lawrenceburg. IF YOU LIVE AROUND THIS AREA AND COME ACROSS WATER COVERED ROADS, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE OR EVEN WALK THROUGH IT. It sounds cheesy, but you’ve heard it before, “turn around, don’t drown.”

Due to the lack of recent rain, the ground is dry and should absorb this at a quick pace. Here’s how our 4WARN Live Doppler Radar shapes up now…light, moderate and some heavy downpours across our southern counties.VIDEO RADAR2

***FLASH FLOOD WARNING remains in effect for Hickman, Lewis and Perry counties until 10:15am today.***

***AREAL FLOOD ADVISORY remains in effect for Giles, Lawrence and Marshall counties until 11:15 am today.***

This whole mess is associated with a cold front currently in the midst of pushing through the Mid State. This will keep scattered showers and thunderstorms in the picture throughout the day, tapering off into the evening…VIDEO VIPIR

The Storm Prediction Center has backed off from the severe weather threat, from a ‘Slight Risk (level 2 of 5) to a ‘Marginal Risk’ (level 1 of 5) for most of the Mid State. This does not mean the threat is zero, as a few storms can still reach severe criteria with damaging winds and torrential downpours as the greatest threat.DAPHNE SEVERE 2 RISK REGION BOX

Clouds and rain will serve as a blanket bringing a much cooler day ahead. Highs will only touch the lower 80s but it will still feel very muggy out there.WSMV OUT THE DOOR OUTLOOK

Improving conditions as soon as tonight! Besides a lingering isolated shower, expect a drying pattern to take over for the entire weekend. Lower humidity, below average highs in the low to mid 80s and refreshing sunshine is what we have to look forward to both on Saturday and on Sunday!


Meteorologist Paul Heggen will have the latest on the flooding and will be tracking storms coming up on News 4 at noon today.

-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren



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