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Flood Watch for the weekend

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A wet weekend ahead for the Tennessee Valley. Rainfall could be heavy at times and that is why a Flood Watch is in effect for our viewing area through Sunday Evening

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 7PM SUNDAY

- Rainfall amounts of 2"-3" possible, but even higher in some isolated locations

- This could cause creeks & streams to rise and overflow resulting in quick or flash flooding. Please be aware if you live in a flood prone area.

- Some thunderstorms are possible, but the risk of severe weather remains low

- You can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates all weekend.

SOGGY WEEKEND

The first round of showers should move in late in the night Friday Night and into the predawn hours Saturday. By sunrise, it should be cloudy with scattered showers. It's possible that early on the better coverage could be over northern parts of the viewing area compared to the southern portions. However, all areas locally should have a better coverage into the afternoon. And, some of the rainfall could be heavy at times during the afternoon and right into Saturday Night. Temperatures should hold steady in the 50s for most of the day.

The approach of a slow moving cold front should continue the periods of rain locally through Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. The front should move through our viewing area during the afternoon. This means that it is possible for us to have some breaks in the showers later Sunday Afternoon and Evening. The southerly wind flow ahead of the front could boost temperatures into the low/mid 60s.

Rainfall amounts could be on average in the 2" to 3" range. But, as you can see on the maps above that there could be some isolated higher amounts. Two different rainfall potential maps are shown above to show the average rainfall total spread acorss the viewing area.

WARM & WET NEXT WEEK

While not an all week washout, there could still be some lingering showers Monday. And, at least a slight chance both Tuesday and Wednesday (Valentine's Day). We could have a return chance of more widespread showers by next Thursday. As long as this wet weather pattern continues, temperatures should remain above normal for mid February with daily highs mostly in the 60s. Any breaks in the cloud cover by midweek could result in temperatures nearing the 70 degree mark,

As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team!

David Glenn



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