Rain pushes through Middle Tennessee, flood watch in effect
Sep 17, 2012 07:35 PM
Reported By Justin Bruce, Meteorologist - bio | email
Flooding at MTSU in Murfreesboro.
Bell Buckle, Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A flood watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning across much of Middle Tennessee, including Nashville.
Most of the area should expect widespread rain showers and cloudy skies with temperatures only in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Overnight temperatures will drop to the low 60s.
There is potential flooding in some low-lying areas for about 24 hours.
Standing water was reported on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University late Monday afternoon.
In Putnam County crews had to rescue four motorists after they attempted to cross a flooded roadway and became stuck.
No injuries were reported.
Nashville is expected to receive between one and three inches of rain with southern parts of Middle Tennessee expecting two to four inches. Areas east of Middle Tennessee including the Cumberland Plateau can expect roughly three to five inches.
Recent dry conditions and lower river levels should help prevent widespread flooding issues.
Rain is expected to slow Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for several Middle Tennessee counties late Monday afternoon.
A warning for Warren and Cannon counties remained in effect until 5:30 p.m., while warnings for Coffee, DeKalb, Van Buren and White counties all expired at 5 p.m.
Bedford County was also under a watch earlier in the afternoon as a severe thunderstorm pushed through the area.
Stay with Nashville's News 2 for the latest weather conditions.