Stormy conditions continue with flood watch, though forecast is looking brighter for Easter weekend


Stormy conditions continue with flood watch, though forecast is looking brighter for Easter weekend

By BROOKE WANSER

This weather report is sponsored by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical.

After Wednesday night’s thunderstorms, steady rain will continue through tonight before giving way to clear skies this weekend.

National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Regan said as much as 2.5 inches of rain had accumulated in Franklin over the past 24 hours, with another half an inch to inch expected from Thursday’s rainfall.

A flood watch has been issued through 7 p.m. tonight, though Regan said precipitation should pause mid evening before continuing.

By daybreak Friday, Regan said, there is a slight chance of lingering showers into the morning, before a sunny, low 70s Saturday.

But chances of rain again creep into the forecast on Saturday night, as temperatures drop slightly.

“Easter morning services may be a little wet,” Regan said.

From Nashville’s National Weather Service Bureau, here is the most updated weather forecast for the area:

Tonight
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 a.m., then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 46. West southwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour becoming north northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind around 10 miles per hour.

Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37. North northwest wind five to 10 miles per hour becoming light and variable in the evening.

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind five to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 44. South southwest wind five to 10 miles per hour becoming north after midnight.

Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. North northeast wind around five miles per hour.

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Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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