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More Rain expected this afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 1:24 pm In News | No Comments
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports rain, possibly heavy at times, will lift northward towards Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee starting late this afternoon.
With area creeks and rivers already swollen and saturated soils, flash flooding will be possible overnight especially south of I-40.
Several more rounds of heavy rain are expected from Friday through Saturday night. Additional rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches will be possible across Middle Tennessee. These totals, combined with the recent rainfall and already saturated ground, could lead to significant flooding across the area.
In addition, some strong to severe storms will be possible Saturday afternoon and evening. Damaging straight line winds and a couple tornadoes will be the main threat with these storms.
The Flood Advisory continues for the Cumberland River at Clarksville until further notice. At 12:00pm Thursday, February 21st the stage was 45.4 feet and rising slowly. Flood stage is 46.0 feet.
The river will rise to near 45.7 feet this evening and remain steady through Friday.
At 46.0 feet, flood waters begin to impact areas along the river, including agricultural and commercial properties, Riverfront Park, and adjacent tributaries including Bartons Creek, Red River, West Fork Red River, and Yellow Creek. Affected locations include South Riverside Drive near Highway 48, North Riverside Drive near Providence Boulevard East, Quarry Road, Kraft Street near College Street, and Zinc Plant Road. Water approaches properties near Salem Road and Seven Mile Ferry Road.
At 45.0 feet, water approaches commercial and industrial properties on South Riverside Drive near Highway 48, North Riverside Drive near Providence Boulevard East, Quarry Road, Kraft Street near College Street, and Zinc Plant Road. Water also continues to inundate agricultural areas and parks along the river, and adjacent tributaries including Bartons Creek, Red River, West Fork Red River, and Yellow Creek.
Water levels on the Cumberland River below Old Hickory Dam will continue to slowly rise through Friday and into Saturday. Locations around Nashville from Old Hickory Dam through Bordeaux could likely reach or exceed Flood Stage as early as Saturday morning, and those with interests along the river should monitor future forecasts and anticipate a Flood Warning being issued Friday.
Downstream for Clarksville and Dover, river levels will continue to rise especially after the rain begins tomorrow. These locations may reach Flood Stage as early as Saturday, but certainly by Sunday.
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