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More Severe Storms Forecast For Middle Tennessee

Posted at 11:13 AM, Jul 07, 2016

Only hours after a line of severe thunderstorms brought high winds and torrential downpours to middle Tennessee, another front is projected to move into the area later Thursday afternoon.   

A round of storms moved through overnight and caused severe flooding across northern portions of middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky.

NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Lelan Statom said the new system could dump anywhere between 3-5 inches of rainfall in the Metro Nashville area. 

Some areas in the northern part of the state have already seen as much as 6-inches.

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Flash flooding prompted evacuations and road closures across the area. In Sumner County, several roads were impassable due to rising waters. 

An Areal Flood Warning has been issued for several counties in Middle Tennessee - meaning flooding occurs more gradually over several hours from prolonged rainfall. Click here to see all weather alerts.

Stay with NewsChannel 5 throughout the day both on-air and online for the latest developments.