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Blake Farmer / WPLN

School resumes in Clay County on Wednesday and residents of the Upper Cumberland Plateau who fled floodwaters have mostly returned home. But emergency responders are keeping a close eye on the rivers that are channeling away the weekend's torrential rains.

Wolf Creek Dam discharge
Courtesy / Army Corps of Engineers

After record-setting rainfall, authorities say it will take several weeks to return Tennessee’s lakes and rivers to their normal levels.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

The swollen Duck River is still the sight to see in Columbia as flood waters slowly recede.

The torrential weekend rain pushed the Duck into major flood stage, and waters released upstream have kept the river high.

courtesy RCSO / via flickr

Heavy downpours swelled creeks and inundated low-lying areas around Middle Tennessee on Wednesday, leading dozens of roads to become impassable.

Emily Siner/WPLN

Nashville's soggy February is expected to set a record within the next few days. But even with half a foot of rain in the forecast, widespread flooding is unlikely.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Much of Middle Tennessee had enough snow Tuesday to warrant legitimate sledding. WPLN’s Tony Gonzalez caught up with families in Shelby Park and produced this audio postcard.

Snow has moved out of Middle Tennessee, but single-digit temperatures will turn most of the snow and sleet into ice Tuesday night, especially on the roads. Most school districts in Middle Tennessee have called another snow day but afternoon sunshine kick-started the melting of hillsides and may hinder Wednesday's sledding.

  

Blake Farmer / WPLN

Residents along Whites Creek in Bordeaux returned to their North Nashville homes Friday morning after evacuating overnight. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey dumped enough water locally to propel the creek into flood stage. The low-lying neighborhood has become accustomed to fleeing floodwaters.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Updated 10:00 a.m.

Still have 2,700 people without power in Cumberland Electric's service area, mostly concentrated in Montgomery and Stewart counties.

courtesy NWS via Twitter

A forecaster with nearly total recall of Nashville's climate stats over half a century retired Tuesday from the National Weather Service office in Old Hickory.

Clayton Sneed / via @RobCoSevereWX

This summer, Tennessee has seen flooding in the northern part of the state and extreme drought in the South. Within the same week the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it was offering disaster loans for victims of both dry and wet conditions.

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