Feb 28: Flooding concerns through Thursday

A 4WARN Weather Alert is in effect through Thursday morning due to the threat for heavy rain and flooding. A Flood Watch has already been issued for the midstate during that time frame. The best chance for flooding will result from especially heavy downpours tomorrow night over southern Middle Tennessee. Areas south of I-40 also have the best chance for flash flooding and thunderstorms.

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The Cumberland River in Davidson County is under a continued Flood Advisory. With heavy rain this morning, the water levels rose again to flood the steps and concrete.  This is a look at the flooding downtown (near Nissan Stadium).

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We could see a few breaks in the rain late afternoon to early evening, but it will come back later tonight.  The heaviest rain will remain in our southern counties (near the Alabama state line) for the most part.  Flooding is the greatest threat but strong storms are possible, as well.  The time frame of the heaviest rain should be from around 7:00 P.M. tonight until 7:00 A.M. tomorrow.

Here’s the timeline:

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Spotty rain showers will carry into Thursday afternoon before drying out late.  Between the next two days, our rainfall totals will be anywhere from 1 to 4 inches.  Areas in southern Middle Tennessee (south of I-40) will see the most rainfall.  Some localized flooding could reach up to 6 inches in some spots!

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Despite todays’ rain, we’ll be pretty mild in the temperature department. Low to mid 60s for highs across the board today, with cooler temps toward the eastern counties. Everyone will be around average or above for today.

Here’s a look at today’s highs:

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Friday through the weekend will be bright & sunny but cooler. Milder weather’s expected Sunday.  Saturday and Sunday mornings will be frosty with a light freeze in some areas, too, as our overnight lows drop to near freezing.

Stay with News4 for updates throughout the next few days and download the 4WARN Weather App for your smartphone or tablet to stay up-to-date when you’re not near your TV.  We’ll have updates today at noon, then again at 4, 5, 6 & 10 P.M.

-MelanieLayden

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