Flash Flood Watch in Effect for All of Middle Tennessee

forecast rain totals march 31 through april 1
photo: NWS

UPDATE: March 31, 9am

Nashville is up to 12.28″ of rain for March 2021, just 0.08″ away from breaking the record for the wettest March ever (12.35″ in 1975), reports NWS.

Due to Tuesday night rain, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 12pm.

Tuesday nights rain has caused creeks and streams in parts of Davidson and Williamson counties to rise slightly, some flooding possible in usual spots. Stay aware before driving and check our list of impacted roads before you head out.

UPDATE: March 30, 3:10pm

NWS predicts rain will hit our area around 12am – 7am Wednesday morning.

Major flooding isn’t expected, but because of saturated ground conditions we are expecting to see some creeks quickly rise.

Flash Flood Watch for all of middle Tennessee remains in effect.

This event is expected to be mostly a rain event. Hail and tornadoes are not a concern, reports NashSevereWx.

expected timing of rain for march 30
photo: NWS

UPDATE: March 30, 10:35am

The latest weather update per NWS:

  • Rain and a few thunderstorms will arrive late Tuesday afternoon and continue through Wednesday
  • Around 1″ to 2″ of rain expected
  • As everything is waterlogged, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of Middle Tennessee from Tuesday evening through Wednesday.

“Normally one to two inches of rain wouldn’t cause any problems, but in this case it won’t take much to cause some flooded roads and quick increases on creeks and streams,” writes NWS.

flash flood watch for march 31
photo: NWS

Original Story Published March 29, 9:23am

Rivers across middle Tennessee are receding from Sunday’s flooding. Locally, the Harpeth River at Franklin has crested and fallen four feet since Sunday night and has fallen below Flood Stage.

More rain is expected Tuesday into Wednesday this week and a cold front will bring freezing temps on Thursday and Friday. However, the Easter weekend is looking good right now, with comfortable, spring-like temps. More details below.

Weather Forecast

from NWS

Sunny, with a high near 62 and a low tonight around 41

Tuesday – Wednesday
An inch to an inch-and-a-half of rain is expected Tuesday night and Wednesday across Middle Tennessee.

“Normally, this wouldn’t be so troubling. But the ground is still saturated in many places and rivers and streams are running high, and this much rain isn’t going to help the drying process. Fortunately, the risk of severe storms with this next system is low; it will be primarily a rain event,” says NWS.

Tuesday will feel great during the day with a high near 72 but clouds will roll in during the day. Rain and possibly a thunderstorm is expected Tuesday night. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Showers are expected to continue Wednesday and it will be cooler, with a high near 54 and a low around 31.

After Wednesday’s rain, NWS expects a prolonged dry spell, going into next week.

Thursday – Friday
Thursday and Friday will be sunny but Thursday morning and especially Friday morning will be cold .

Thursday’s high will be 49 with a low around 27 and Friday’s high will be near 55 with a low around 34.

After the cold front moves through, we will have great weather for the rest of the weekend.

Saturday – Sunday
The weekend looks great right now with sun, clear skies and spring-like temps. The high Saturday will be near 64 with a low around 42 and the high Sunday will be near 70.

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Andrea Hinds
Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.


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