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Flood Watch: Locally heavy rain expected Wednesday night and Thursday

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Flood Watch: Locally heavy rain expected Wednesday night and Thursday

A Flood Watch has been issued for late Wednesday through Thursday night for portions of Tennessee. A strong storm system is expected to bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to Middle Tennessee from Wednesday night through the day on Thursday. The heaviest rainfall is expected over northwest Middle Tennessee where 2 to 4 inches of rain with locally higher amounts could fall. This rainfall may cause some flooding issues on roads, creeks and streams, mainly from late Wednesday night into Thursday.

Damaging winds and maybe a brief tornado are possible south of I-40.

Counties affected will include Stewart, Montgomery, Robertson, Houston, Humphreys, Dickson, Cheatham, Perry, and Hickman including the cities of Dover, Clarksville, Springfield, Erin, Waverly, New Johnsonville, McEwen, Dickson, Ashland City, Kingston Springs, Linden, Lobelville, and Centerville.

Some flooding is expected on roads, low lying and poor drainage areas, and along creeks and streams.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Another strong storm system is expected to affect Middle Tennessee around Monday or Tuesday of next week, with more locally heavy rainfall possible and potentially some strong to severe storms.

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