ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – If you are traveling this weekend or just getting out for some last minute Christmas shopping, Middle Tennessee has been placed under a flash flood watch for Friday and Friday night into Saturday and is expecting anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain.
Rapid rises along creeks and streams are possible. Ditches and drainage areas could overflow. Normally flood-prone areas are highly susceptible.
The National Weather Service has issued a * flash flood watch for Robertson County and surrounding counties in middle Tennessee, including the following areas, 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, and Wilson. * from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. *
Heavy rainfall will develop by Friday afternoon and will last through the night and into Saturday morning before tapering off. Since the heaviest rain will occur Friday night, you are advised to exercise caution while driving.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
Storm total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected across the mid state. Locally higher amounts are possible.
*Moderate Flash Flood Risk in red.
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