NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Storm 5 Alert for Middle Tennessee has expired. We will continue to see patchy light showers through the afternoon, but the additional rain will not lead to more flooding concerns.
Rainfall totals on Thursday ranged from 1" across our Northern tier to nearly 2" across our Southern tier. Rivers, streams, and creeks are still swollen from last Sunday's record rainfall and will likely rise quickly as rain intensifies late Thursday.
Heavy rain is expected to continue through daybreak Friday. As runoff and heavy rain combine, additional flooding is expected, especially for our Southern tier.
An additional 1" of rain is expected for areas North with closer to 2" for our Southern tier.
A flood watch remains in effect for areas along and South of I-40. Be mindful of low lying areas and near any waterways that flood easily.
Rain will become light by late Friday, although runoff will cause waterways to continue to swell.
Skies are expected to finally dry Saturday as much colder air filters in. It's possible a few wet snowflakes may mix in on the back side of this system, although no accumulations are expected.