Heavy Rain and Strong Winds Predicted to Continue in Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Residents of Nashville and Middle Tennessee are being warned to brace for more rain and possible damaging winds as severe weather conditions continue to affect the region.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect until Thursday evening for much of central Tennessee, including Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Cookeville. Meanwhile, a Wind Advisory is also in effect for several counties in Middle Tennessee.
According to the NWS, heavy rain and thunderstorms will continue throughout the week, with some areas expected to receive up to six inches of rainfall. Strong winds, with gusts up to 60 mph, are also predicted to affect the region on Thursday.
Possible Danger and Residents’ Preparations
The severe weather conditions pose possible danger to Middle Tennesseans. Flash flooding is particularly dangerous, as high waters can quickly wash away anything in their path, including vehicles. Strong winds can also damage property and cause power outages.
In preparation for the severe weather, residents are being advised to stay tuned to their local news and weather channels for updates and alerts. It is important to have a plan of action in case power outages occur, including an emergency supply kit with enough food, water, and medication to last for at least three days.
Road and School Closures
Due to the heavy rains, several roads in the region have already been closed due to flooding. In addition, some schools have announced closures or delayed openings.
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools announced that schools would be closed on Thursday due to expected severe weather. The Murfreesboro City, Rutherford County, and Wilson County school systems also announced that they would be closed on Thursday.
Residents are advised to check with their local school district for updates on school closures and delays. It is recommended to avoid driving in severe weather conditions, especially in areas that are prone to flooding.
As the severe weather conditions continue to affect Nashville and Middle Tennessee, it is important for residents to stay vigilant and prepared for possible danger.