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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flood Watch until late tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee. The flood watch will be in effect from 3:00pm until late tonight.

Rainfall rates of 2 inches in an hour can be expected this afternoon and evening when a line of storms moves through the mid-state. Total rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, with locally heavier amounts possible, will lead to an increasing threat of flash flooding in the watch area this evening.

Heavy Rain

Showers and thunderstorms will be on the increase today. By late this afternoon and evening, strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, mainly across southern Middle Tennessee and the Plateau. Damaging winds and an isolated tornado or two will be possible.

Additionally, given the already wet conditions, flash flooding and the flooding of rivers and streams will be an ongoing possibility as well. Keep in mind, A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the mid state during this time period.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

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.

Counties Affected

Stewart County, Montgomery County, Robertson County, Sumner County, Macon County, Clay County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Dickson County, Cheatham County, Davidson County, Wilson County, Trousdale County, Smith County, Jackson County, Perry County, Hickman County, Lewis County, Williamson County, Maury County, Marshall County, Rutherford County, Cannon County, De Kalb County, Bedford County, Coffee County, Wayne County, Lawrence County, and Giles County.

A Flood Advisory continues for the Cumberland River

  • Cumberland River At Hunters Point affecting Sumner…Trousdale and Wilson Counties
  • Cumberland River Near Edenwold affecting Davidson County
  • Cumberland River Near Hermitage affecting Davidson County
  • Cumberland River At Omohundro Water Plant affecting Davidson County
  • Cumberland River At Nashville affecting Davidson County
  • Cumberland River At Clarksville affecting Montgomery County

The Cumberland River remains elevated at many locations due to recent heavy rain and water release.


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