Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a flash flood watch this morning until Tuesday afternoon for all Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee.
Periods of showers and thunderstorms over the past several days have caused the ground to become nearly saturated for many locations in Middle Tennessee.
More rain is on the way as a powerful storm system is expected to bring a band of heavy showers and thunderstorms into Clarksvillle-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee this morning through Tuesday morning.Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected and some locally heavy amounts cannot be ruled out. This heavy rainfall in a relatively short period will likely cause some flash flooding.
This situation is of particular concern because water levels may rise rapidly and much of the rain will fall at night when it is difficult to judge the depth of water. The heavy rain is expected to taper off by Tuesday afternoon.
This heavy rainfall in a short time will likely cause flash flooding, flooding of streets, low water crossings and poor drainage areas is likely. Flooding may also occur along creeks and streams. This could also lead to significant rises on main stem rivers across the area.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
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