Code Red Warning: Harvey to bring heavy rain, possible flooding to Tennessee, Kentucky


As Hurricane Harvey weakens and moves across the U.S., it's expected to bring heavy rain, possible flooding and a tornado threat to middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky through the Labor Day weekend.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood warning for Davidson, Williams, Cheatham counties until 2:15 a.m. Friday.

The storm carries a low threat for severe weather. There is a possibility for both flooding and isolated tornadoes because Harvey continues to spin as it pushes Northeast through the U.S.

Multiple schools in Tennessee cancelled classes on Friday. Click here for a full list of closed schools.

What to expect

The second round should move through the middle Tennessee area Thursday afternoon, bringing the heaviest rains. It will affect mainly counties west of I-65 and spread across the middle Tennessee area through Friday.

Most of middle Tennessee is under a flash flood watch from 7 a.m. Thursday through 7 p.m. Friday. Counties under the watch include:

  • Stewart
  • Montgomery
  • Robertson
  • Sumner
  • Macon
  • Clay
  • Houston
  • Humphreys
  • Dickson
  • Cheatham
  • Davidson
  • Wilson
  • Trousdale
  • Smith
  • Jackson
  • Perry
  • Hickman
  • Williamson

Areas north of I-40 and west of I-65 will see the heaviest rainfall with some areas getting 7 inches of rain by Saturday afternoon. Flash flooding is a possibility and residents could see rivers and lake levels rise.

Most other areas of middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky should expect 3-6 inches of rain by Saturday.

Memphis city officials are also preparing for flooding ahead of Harvey's arrival in Tennessee.

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