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Bad Weather Weekend, More on the Way

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Bad weather over the weekend, and more bad weather expected in the next 24 hours continues to dominate the news in Middle Tennessee.

With the ground already saturated, weekend storms and heavy downpours caused wide-spread problems. There were flood warnings for several Middle Tennessee counties, as well as some tornado warnings.

Humphries County officials evacuated residents of a mobile home park in Waverly Sunday as water rose there. Rutherford County also reported problems Sunday. Tim Hooker is with the County’s Emergency Management Agency.

“A few roads around the county did have water wash over with high water coming in. That has since receded. We did have a few intermittent reported limbs and trees down across the county, but nothing any more drastic than that.”

Hooker said there was an unconfirmed report of a funnel cloud sited in the Eagleville area Sunday, with one home suffering damage. The National Weather Service said it would try to confirm that report Monday.

A number of school systems in Middle Tennessee closed or delayed classes Monday as a result of high water on some secondary roads.

The mid-state is expecting more bad weather Monday evening and through the overnight. The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a winter weather advisory, including a light wintry mix of snow and freezing rain, beginning at 2 p.m. Monday and continuing till 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The Weather Service says the precipitation will begin Monday afternoon as a light snow and then possibly change over to a light freezing rain or drizzle during the overnight hours.

Mid-state roadways are still relatively warm, but some ice could coat trees, bridges, and overpasses making the evening commute home difficult.