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Flash Flood Warning in effect for several Middle Tennessee counties

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Posted at 6:03 PM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-21 21:23:39-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tornado Warning issued for Dickson County has now expired. The National Weather Service said a confirmed tornado was located 8 miles north of Dickson, moving southeast.

A Flash Flood Warning has also been issued for Cheatham, Stewart and Montgomery County until 9 p.m. and Dickson, Houston and Humphreys County until 11 p.m.

Current Conditions

  • Humidity: 95%
  • Dew point: 70°
  • Pressure: 30.02 in
  • Wind speed: 2 mph
  • Wind direction: NE
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Sunrise: 06:33 AM
  • Sunset: 06:46 PM


Heavy rainfall on Saturday morning has promoted a Storm 5 Alert, lasting until 12 a.m. Sunday.

While the rain has subsided on Saturday afternoon, the ground is so saturated that any additional rain will bring a flash flooding concern.

Rain chances will decrease over the next 24 hours, but rain and thunderstorms remain in the forecast through Sunday evening. By Monday, rain is no longer the story, but heat and humidity will be. Highs will climb into the low to mid-90s much of the upcoming week with heat indices between 100-105°.

Areas west of Nashville have seen the heaviest rain over the last few days. It has left the ground saturated in some spots. Ten to 12 inches of rain has been reported in areas west of Nashville. The National Weather Service has called it a "catastrophic flooding situation."

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The National Weather Service reports there have been numerous calls for water rescues and road closures amid an "incredibly dangerous flooding situation" in those counties.

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Most flood deaths occur in vehicles so avoid flooded roads.