Front creeps through Tenn., brings lots of rain

Front creeps through Tenn., brings lots of rain (Image 1)

Heavy rain is falling as a slow-moving cold front slogs its way northeastward across Tennessee.

Forecaster Scott McNeil at the National Weather Service office in Memphis said the system has dropped around four inches to five inches of rain in counties along the Mississippi River.

In Fayette County, authorities said rushing water from a small creek caused a bridge on a road leading into a subdivision to fail Monday.

No injuries were reported, though residents were unable to get in or out of the subdivision in the community of Hickory Withe as of early Monday afternoon.

Most of west Tennessee is under either a flood warning or a flood watch.

Flood watches and warnings are also in effect in Middle Tennessee where over two inches of rain had fallen by early afternoon in some locations.

A flood warning is in effect until 9:30 p.m. for Stewart County where some roads flooded early Monday morning.

The rain is slowly easing its way eastward along with colder temperatures.

The rain and colder temperatures won't make their way to east and southeast Middle Tennessee until later on Monday afternoon.

The rain will continue Tuesday into Wednesday. By Wednesday afternoon, the Mid-State could see rain mix with and change over to snow during the afternoon and early evening hours.

There is the possibility for some accumulations in eastern Middle Tennessee.

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