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Severe Flooding Strikes North Dakota, Tennessee

By: The Associated Press/WTVF/CBS
By: The Associated Press/WTVF/CBS

Forecasters Peg ND River Crest at Low End of Range (AP)

The National Weather Service says the Red River will likely top out in Fargo at the low end of the predicted crest range.

The forecast, updated Sunday, shows the river topping out at 37 feet in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., early Wednesday morning. That's 19 feet above the point when the river spills its banks.

The weather service had predicted a crest range between 37 and 39 feet. The river was measured at 29 feet Sunday afternoon.

A 37-foot crest would be the seventh highest flood on record in the area, but the water is unlikely to reach sandbags that have been placed around a couple of hundred homes.

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TN Williamson County Flooding (WTVF)

Several parts of Middle Tennessee experienced flash flooding and road closures as heavy rain moved through the area.

Forecasters said a low pressure system will cross the area Saturday night and Sunday as moisture moves in from the South.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms, some of which will produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding, expected to move across the region.

A flash flood watch remained in effect through Sunday morning for parts of Middle Tennessee.

Some of the storms were expected to produce very heavy downpours with some areas seeing several inches of rainfall causing flash flooding, especially along small streams.


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