Flash Flooding, rising rivers possible Saturday morning in Middle Tennessee

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Near record rainfall for February in combination with another strong system on Saturday morning in Middle Tennessee could lead to additional dangerous flash flooding and rising river levels.

Heavy rain across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky is expected to cause higher than usual water on roadways, making travel conditions less than ideal. If you come across a road completely submerged in water, turn around and take an alternative route. You never know how deep the water really is.

PHOTOS: Flooding in Middle Tennessee

During Saturday morning, an additional two to four inches of rain could fall, leading to additional problems. Most of the rain should move out of the area by midday. 

Despite a break in the wet weather by the afternoon, runoff from this morning’s rain will continue to fill into area creeks, streams and rivers. 

Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar

The Cumberland River in several spots, such as in Clarksville and even downtown Nashville could approach flood stage. Therefore, areas around the river need to be on high alert. Other locations include Columbia and Centerville along the Duck River.

Finally, one of the highest rising rivers could be the Tennessee River, near Perryville. Major flooding is likely over the next few days.

Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts

Again, it is advised that you avoid flood waters at all cost. They are dangerous.

Following the flood threat this morning, the early afternoon should be dry with high winds from the south at 30 to 40 mph. Temperatures then head to the 70s, destabilizing the atmosphere and leading to severe thunderstorms. Straight line winds of 60 mph and isolated tornadoes are possible this evening and tonight.

The News 2 Weather Authority Team will keep you updated every step of the way.

Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast

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