Mid-state Flood Watch in effect through Saturday

Feb 21, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  More heavy rains are moving into a water-logged Middle Tennessee.

Rainfall for the month and year are already well above average and the Weather Service says we could get anything from three to five more inches by the end of the week.

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Nashville Meteorologist Faith Borden says the Cumberland at Nashville will likely be pushed back toward flood stage.

“It wouldn’t surprise me that sometime between now and Friday we go back into a flood warning for that. And then the Tennessee River near Clifton is also running high and the Stones River near Donelson is running high.”

A Flood Watch is currently in effect for Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, and Williamson counties.

The Corp of Engineers says it’s trying to stay ahead of the rainfall by releasing water from lakes all across Tennessee.

Meteorologist Borden says everyone should keep an eye on the weather the next few days, especially those who live in areas were flooding is common.

“If you live in a flood prone area make sure you have a plan and know what you’re going to do. If you come across a flooded waterway please turn around, don’t drown. Don’t try to cross it. It only takes six inches of flowing water to sweep somebody off their feet and anywhere from twelve to eighteen inches to sweep a vehicle off the road.”

The Associated Press says there’s already flooding underway in portions of West Tennessee. City crews in Memphis have been removing debris from storm drains ahead of the new rains.