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Flash Flood Watch issued for portions of Middle Tennessee

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Flash Flood Watch issued for portions of Middle Tennessee

A flash flood Watch has been issued for portions of Middle Tennessee through 7 p.m. tonight. Periods of showers and thunderstorms with heavy downpours will continue across Middle Tennessee. A stalled front will be the focus for the rainfall. One to four inches of rain has fallen recently over much of the area, with over 6 inches in a few spots. Another one to three inches is expected through today, with locally greater amounts.

Where very heavy rain falls in a short time period, flash flooding will become a problem. Street flooding may become widespread. Localized flooding of low lying areas and small streams could occur. Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected Tuesday and Wednesday, which could result in this Watch being extended.

The watch area includes the counties of Stewart, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, Macon, Clay, Pickett, Houston, Humphreys, Dickson, Cheatham, Davidson, Wilson, Trousdal, Smith, Jackson, Putnam, Overton, Fentress, Perry, Hickman, Lewis, Williamson, Maury, Marshall, Rutherford, Cannon, De Kalb, Bedford, Wayne, Lawrence, and Giles.

Cities affected include Dover, Clarksville, Springfield, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Lafayette, Celina, Byrdstown, Erin, Waverly, New Johnsonville, McEwen, Dickson, Ashland City, Kingston Springs, Nashville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Hartsville, Carthage, South Carthage, Gordonsville, Gainesboro, Cookeville, Livingston, Jamestown, Allardt, Linden, Lobelville, Centerville, Hohenwald, Franklin, Brentwood, Columbia, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, Woodbury, Smithville,Shelbyville, Clifton, Waynesboro, Lawrenceburg, and Pulaski

Locations most likely to be impacted include streets, low-lying areas, poor drainage areas, and along small creeks and streams. The heavy downpours could cause water levels to rise very quickly.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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