NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Our Storm 5 Alert has ended as of 7 p.m. Tuesday as Tropical Depression Ida heads out of Middle Tennessee.
Hurricane Ida became one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the U.S. Sunday. A Flash Flood Watch that was in effect for the area has expired early.
Light showers will continue overnight into Wednesday morning, but no additional major flooding is expected.
We’re in Storm 5 Titan this morning. We came across a huge tree branch laying across the road on Old Glenrose Ave. next to Whitsett Park.— Aaron Cantrell (@AaronTheNewsGuy) August 31, 2021
Be careful out on the roads this morning. #Storm5Alert https://t.co/c7Kl0q30U8 pic.twitter.com/7NIKhNXvuP
Williamson County reported its first water rescue shortly before 5:30 a.m. The emergency management agency said the person was rescued while clinging to a tree after trying to drive across a creek. The vehicle was swept away and located 1/2 mile away.
First water rescue at 5:22am in the 5500 block of Leiper’s Creek Rd. Victim rescued from the water by local law enforcement while clinging to a tree after trying to drive across a creek from home to road. Vehicle swept away and located 1/2 mile away. Turn around, don’t drown.— Williamson County Emergency Management Agency (@WCTNEMA) August 31, 2021
Rainfall estimates continue to run 2-4 inches, with some spots over five. Right now, it looks like the greatest potential for flash flooding will be along and east of Interstate 65.
It's important to note: This will not be a repeat of what happened in Humphreys, Hickman and Dickson County last weekend. However, the heavy rain could aggravate creeks and rivers.
By Wednesday, this system is pulling away from us with drier conditions by that afternoon. Behind this, it's looking mainly dry heading into Labor Day weekend.