Flood Potential Outlook
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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Nashville TN
700 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

...Potential Flooding Mid to Late Week Due to Several Rounds of
Moderate to Heavy Rainfall...

A slow moving frontal system is forecast to push into Middle
Tennessee on Wednesday and linger across the area into Thursday.
This system will provide some parts of Middle Tennessee with
moderate to heavy rainfall. A second system will move in over the
weekend and bring another round of moderate to heavy rainfall to
the same areas.

Right now, it looks like northwestern Middle Tennessee will
receive the most rainfall over the next five days, with rain
totals between Wednesday morning and Sunday morning expected to
average between three to five inches, with locally higher amounts
above 6 inches possible. Most of the heaviest rainfall is
forecast north and west of a line from Lobelville to Portland,
including areas around Clarksville, Springfield and Dickson. Other
parts of the Mid State are forecast to receive between one and a
half and three inches over the next five days.

The periods of heaviest rainfall are expected to be Wednesday
afternoon and Wednesday night, and again Saturday afternoon and
Saturday night.

Since the grounds in Middle Tennessee are still very wet from
previous rains, any additional heavy rainfall could lead to
localized flash flooding as well as river and stream flooding.

Stay tuned to the latest forecast and listen for any watches or
warnings that might be prompted by the heavy rainfall over the
next five days.


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