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Middle Tennessee Prepares For More Strong Storms Tuesday

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Middle Tennessee Prepares For More Strong Storms Tuesday

CREATED Apr 29, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Another round of severe storms could move across Middle Tennessee Tuesday afternoon. The severe storms could bring heavy rain, strong winds, hail and even tornadoes to the region for a second day in a row.

The forecast calls for a dry morning commute followed by possible storm cells developing around 3 p.m. Warmer afternoon air could set off storms in the area throughout the evening.

A few school systems have announced closures for Tuesday. Go to http://on.nc5.co/StormWatchSchoolClosings for the latest updates.

The National Weather Service extended a flash flood watch for most of Middle Tennessee through Tuesday evening. Additional rain fall totals of 1- 2 inches are forecast for the Nashville area and the potential for minor flooding, damaging winds, hail and tornadoes will continue Tuesday.

The NWS reported a record daily rainfall of 2.06 inches for Nashville on Monday, April 28. The previous record was set in 1945 of 1.74 inches.

Metro’s Office of Emergency Management said Monday night they are continuing their partial activation of the Emergency Operations Center. Residents should continue to monitor weather conditions on a weather radio or through local media throughout the day and be prepared to respond as conditions warrant.

The Cumberland River is not expected to reach flood stage, but is projected to reach crest at 24.9 feet on Tuesday night. Additionally, portions of Sevenmile Creek, Whites Creek, Richland Creek, Mill Creek and Brown’s Creek are anticipated to receive minor levels of flash flooding.