Flooding impacts Middle Tennessee


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Heavy rain and saturated ground conditions could lead to possible flash flooding across Middle Tennessee this weekend.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Middle Tennessee until 4 a.m. Sunday. Click here for the latest weather alerts. 

The first wet weather maker was a cold front and arrived Friday afternoon. An area of low pressure moved into Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky Saturday morning with washout conditions.

Expect steady heavy rainfall with embedded lightning and gusty winds.

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 The heaviest rainfall will occur Saturday afternoon and evening before wrapping up early Sunday. Overall rain totals range between 1 to 2 inches for everyone.

However, totals over 3 inches of rain are possible, which leads to the mention of flooding. Small creeks, streams, as well as low spots will fill up first.

RELATED: Several Middle Tennessee roads are closed after heavy rainfall

Also, high water is possible over some roads. Make sure to be careful during this time and if you have to head out, turn around and take an alternative route if high water completely covers the roads ahead of you. You never know how deep the water really is. Err on the side of caution.

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