Flash flood warning in effect for parts of Davidson County

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 2:49pm
Staff reports

Middle Tennesseans still drying out from severe storms that caused record flooding in Nashville are likely not happy about this weekend’s weather forecast.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for north central Davidson County and southwestern Sumner County in Middle Tennessee until 4:15 p.m. Friday.

The warning is in addition to a severe thunderstorm watch that is in effect until 7 p.m.

According the NWS, a frontal boundary will approach the Mid-state from the northwest Friday afternoon. In advance of this front, a slow moving thunderstorm with very heavy rainfall can be expected.

This activity is ahead of a cold front that will move slowly into the area later today. Some storms are capable of producing hail up to 2 inches in diameter and wind gusts in excessof 60 mph in the heavier storms.

The NWS predicts localized amounts of 2-3 inches of rainfall. This may cause flooding of low-lying areas and small creeks and streams.