Storm 5 Alert: More rain on the way Thursday brings concern for flooding

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Posted at 10:55 PM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 20:58:19-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — We are bracing for heavy rain that could bring flooding to Middle Tennessee on Thursday, prompting a Storm 5 Alert.

Heavy rain will move into the NewsChannel 5 viewing area late Wednesday night and will continue most of Thursday. The heaviest rainfall is expected along and north of Interstate 40. As much as 3 inches of additional rainfall is expected by the end of the day Thursday.

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With many areas receiving inches of rain on Tuesday, concerns for flooding are high.

A flood watch is in effect through 6 a.m. Friday for the areas shaded in green.

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A few of our counties are also under a winter storm advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday.

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Given how much rain we have already seen this year, (over 3.5 inches above average) the ground is already extremely saturated — meaning it won't take much for flooding to occur.

Make sure you have our Storm Shield App downloaded and stick with the Storm 5 Weather team for updates to the forecast this week.