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Heavy rain brings flooding concerns for Middle Tennessee

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 16:27:28-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A soggy pattern has moved into Middle Tennessee, and will be with us for much of this week.

A Flood Watch is already in effect for areas south of I-40, and a Flash Flood Watch for Lincoln, Moore, and Franklin Counties in Tennessee.

More waves of rain will move in Monday night and Tuesday, but Wednesday is the day you will really want to keep a close eye to the sky.

Wednesday brings the best potential of severe weather to the NewsChannel 5 viewing area with much of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky under a risk for severe storms.

Severe threats include everything from a flooding threat with 3"-5" of rain forecasted between now and Thursday, to the possibility of isolated tornadoes.

Wednesday's timing regarding severe weather looks to be from 5 p.m. through Midnight as a line of storms races through the area ahead of a cold front.

Like last week, once the cold front moves through the area temperatures will fall Thursday and Friday slightly below average into the 40s.

Make sure you stay safe in this unsettled pattern by downloading our FREE Storm Shield App where you will get alerts to warnings if you are in the path of them, and have access to radar.