A person died in Knoxville after driving the car in water on a flooded road early Sunday morning, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
Knox County was on a flash flood warning on Saturday afternoon, and residents were warned that "this is a particularly dangerous situation. Now, look higher now," according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Nashville broke a downpour on Saturday making this the city's nighttime February for over 100 years.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) declared an emergency Saturday due to rising flood waters and "the potential for more severe weather," the statement said.
In Chattanooga, a metro station was restored by a mudslide caused by rain from the same storm system according to the Signal Mountain Police Department.
Betsy Gray sent video of flooding in Knoxville when rising waters came up in her backyard.
The flood even affected one of Tennessee's most famous exports: Jack Denmark's whiskey.
From Sunday at. 11 there were nearly 300 river meters across the river stage across the southeast, CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar said.
And flood flooding is likely to get worse before it gets better. Although rainfall is not expected to return to the area in the middle of the week, it takes time for rivers, streams and streams to get rid of all that water, she explained.
The water that leaves roads, yards and agglomerations eventually drains into rivers, streams and streams, so many of them will not crest until later in the week, Chinchar said.