Flooding A Concern As More Rain Moves Into Middle Tenn.

Posted at 11:17 AM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 05:07:42-05

Flooding remains a concern as more rounds of rain move into Middle Tennessee.

A cold front dropped temperatures Wednesday after this week’s unusually warm weather. NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Lelan Statom said a series of disturbances over the next several days will increase the flood threat for part of the area.

A Flood Watch went into effect Wednesday afternoon  and is in effect until Sunday afternoon. 

Flood advisories went into effect for several middle Tennessee creeks and rivers. Richland Creek, Browns Creek, the Cumberland River, Tennessee River, and Stones Creek River are all under flood advisories until further notice.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened dams and released water to prevent flooding upstream on the Cumberland River.

The water levels in downtown Nashville rose from 31 to 35 feet.

Some counties west and northwest of Nashville could see 4 to 6 inches of rain through Sunday morning.