By BROOKE WANSER
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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:
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.
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.
Mostly clear, with a low around 37. North northwest wind five to 10 miles per hour becoming light and variable in the evening.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind five to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.
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.
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. North northeast wind around five miles per hour.