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Storm 5 Alert: Rain, flooding concerns continue into Sunday morning

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-28 06:40:41-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — The threat for severe weather has ended as of 5:30 a.m. but a few showers are still possible on Sunday morning.

Showers will continue into the mid-morning with clearing skies by the afternoon.

The storms overnight produced the second-largest 2-day rainfall on record. From Saturday morning to Sunday morning, Middle Tennessee has seen nearly seven inches of rain so far.

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Middle Tennessee has seen record rainfall.

For single-day rainfall totals, Saturday marked as the fourth wettest day on record for Nashville, with 5.75 inches recorded.

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Rainfall record for a single day

A Tornado Watch was in effect for the southern tier of Middle Tennessee, but that has since expired.

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Tornado Watch

A Tornado Watch was issued for our southern tier until 9 p.m. but that has since expired. View all weather alerts.

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Update as of 10:30 p.m.

We'll be under the Storm 5 Alert until early Sunday morning. The first wave of storms moved through Saturday afternoon. Tornado Warnings were issued for several counties, including Decatur, Perry and Hickman.

The second waves of storms will be overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. A squall line of storms will form and bring a risk for damaging straight-line wind and hail during the overnight hours. A few isolated tornadoes are also possible overnight Saturday into Sunday.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from early Saturday through Sunday night. Widespread flooding is not expected, but heavy downpours may cause some localized flooding.

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With an overnight storm, threat expected it's important to make sure you have a way to receive weather information while you sleep. Your NOAA weather radio should be plugged in and turned on. If you are using an app, like our StormShield app make sure notifications are turned on and that the volume on your phone is turned on.

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