Flood Watch begins Wednesday as heavy rain targets Middle Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service through Saturday as heavy rain moves into Middle Tennessee.

The watch applies to much of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, beginning Wednesday afternoon through Saturday night. Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.

A front to the west moves into Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky bringing heavy rain and a few thunderstorms. Not only will rain be around during Wednesday morning, but through the evening and even most of Thursday. 1-3 inches of rain could fall by Thursday night.

Friday offeres a slight break, but areas of showers are still possible. Then another burst of torrential downpours take aim both days of the weekend.

When you add up potential totals from today through Sunday, three to six inches of rain is expected on top of saturated ground. Area streams and rivers will rise starting Wednesday night.

By the way, rainfall in Nashville is well over 4 inches above normal right now for the year.

Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar.Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.Download the free News 2 StormTracker App from WKRN and Nashville’s News 2 and be prepared when severe weather strikes.Don’t forget to snap photos and submit those through the WKRN apps as well. Just give us a little information about where and when the photo was taken. You can also send your pictures to pix@wkrn.com.

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