Severe Weather Alert: Flood Watch in Effect Until Monday Morning


Severe weather is predicted for our area Sunday, including lots of rain and the potential for flooding, reports Nashville Weather Service (NWS).

What to Know:

  • A Flood Watch is in effect until March 1 at 6:00am
  • A Tornado Watch is in effect until 10:00pm Sunday, Feb 28 for those along and west of I-65.
    *NWS says: just because the current watch is for the west half does not mean that there is no longer a concern for the eastern half of our area. The western half will see the threat first, which is why they were only included in the watch for now.
  • Conditions are favorable for damaging winds (60+ mph) and a few tornadoes.

In addition to the severe weather potential, there is a flash flooding concern continuing into this afternoon through the overnight hours. An additional 1-3″ with locally higher amounts is still possible. Reminder: A Flash Flood Watch is in place from now through tomorrow morning.

What is a Flood Watch?
A flood watch is issued when flooding is possible. A flood *warning* is issued when flooding is occurring or will occur soon.

What is a Tornado Watch?
A Tornado Watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives! Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.

Daily Forecast:

Sunday night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 46. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. North northeast wind around 5 mph.

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