Remnants Of Cindy: Heavy Rain, Storms Expected In Middle Tennessee

Posted at 7:16 AM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 14:08:39-04

A Storm 5 Alert has been issued for Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy move through the area.

The storm has been expected to create a risk of flooding and isolated tornadoes on Friday. 

Around noon Friday, a Flash Flood Watch was issued for multiple counties in our viewing area to the west till 7 a.m. Saturday, and not long after, a Tornado Watch followed for counties mainly east of Interstate 65 till 8 p.m. Friday.

Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall in southwestern Louisiana Thursday morning. 

NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist, Bree Smith said Friday looks like it will be an "all day and all night soaker." There's a possibility for flooding, strong winds and isolated tornadoes.

After the two full days of storms, the rainfall totals are expected to be anywhere from 1-3 inches, with some areas possibly seeing more.

The threat of an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is staffing its operations center in Nashville on Friday and Saturday to coordinate any requests for assistance. In Memphis, crews worked Thursday to clear storm drains to help prevent street flooding.

Expect partly cloudy skies by Saturday mid-day with drier and cooler weather returning for Sunday and the start of next week. 

Make sure you download the NewsChannel 5 Storm Shield App to alert you if you are in the path of any watches or warnings.

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