CODE RED: Life-threatening Flash Flooding, spin up tornado possible in middle Tennessee


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    FOX 17 News is in a Code Red weather alert for the potential of life-threatening flash flooding and strong storms.

    Another 3" to 4" of rain and some pockets of 5" is possible late Friday night into Saturday, causing serious flash flooding concerns.

    A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Lawrence, Giles, Maury, Marshall, Wayne and Lewis until 2:45 p.m. Friday. This area has already seen 1.5" to 3.2" of rain just in the morning hours.

    A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for nearly the entire midstate through midnight Sunday.

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    Overton County is under a State of Emergency as county executives say their pumps aren't getting water out of the streets fast enough. Many low-lying areas and homes are inundated with water.

    Biggest Threat: Flash Flooding

    Flash flooding remains the biggest concern for middle Tennessee as a couple more inches of rain is expected Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.

    The Duck River in Hickman County is already experiencing moderate flooding and the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville is nearing flood stage.

    Remember to never drive through high water. If you can't tell how high the water is, don't risk it.

    Saturday Storms: Spin Up Tornado, Straight Line Winds Possible

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    Although much of the midstate was downgraded to a "moderate" risk of severe weather on Saturday - the chance for spin up tornadoes and straight line winds remains.

    Timing should be from about 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

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