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Severe Weather Threat for Middle Tennessee

Severe Weather Threat for Middle Tennessee

A Flood Watch has been issued for Middle Tennessee, and severe storms are likely tonight. The National Weather Service (NWS) is urging residents to be prepared for heavy rains, hail, and possible tornadoes.

Flood Watch

The NWS has issued a Flood Watch for the following counties in Middle Tennessee:

  • Bedford
  • Cannon
  • Cheatham
  • Clay
  • Coffee
  • Cumberland
  • Davidson
  • De Kalb
  • Dickson
  • Fentress
  • Giles
  • Grundy
  • Hickman
  • Houston
  • Humphreys
  • Jackson
  • Lawrence
  • Lewis
  • Macon
  • Marshall
  • Maury
  • Montgomery
  • Overton
  • Perry
  • Pickett
  • Putnam
  • Robertson
  • Rutherford
  • Smith
  • Stewart
  • Sumner
  • Trousdale
  • Van Buren
  • Warren
  • Wayne
  • White
  • Williamson
  • Wilson

The Flood Watch is in effect through Monday morning. Excessive rainfall is possible, which could lead to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying areas.

Severe Storms

In addition to the Flood Watch, the NWS has also issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Middle Tennessee. Severe storms are likely tonight, especially after 5pm.

The main threats with these storms will be:

  • Heavy rains
  • Hail
  • Strong winds
  • Possible tornadoes

Residents should be prepared to take shelter if a tornado warning is issued for their area.

Safety Tips

The NWS urges residents to take the following safety precautions:

  • Monitor weather forecasts and be aware of the latest watches and warnings.
  • Have a plan in place for where you will go if a tornado warning is issued.
  • Stay away from windows and doors during severe storms.
  • If you are driving, be aware of the potential for flooding and downed trees.
  • Do not drive through flooded areas.

For more information on severe weather safety, visit the NWS website: