This is one of the wettest Februarys ever and more rain will fall overnight to start March, flooding will be a real threat.
A 4WARN Weather Alert in effect through Thursday due to the threat for additional heavy rain and flooding. Look at the estimates of what has already fallen over the last 24 hours.
The best chance for flooding will result from especially heavy downpours tonight over southern Middle Tennessee. Areas south of I-40 also have the best chance for non severe thunderstorms. Futurecast shows an additional 3-5 inches of rain is possible for some.
A Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday morning.
There are numerous River Flood Warning in effect for the following locations:
Shoal Creek near Iron City
Richland Creek above Pulaski
Duck River at Columbia and Centerville
Buffalo River near Lobelville
Elk River near Prospect
All these rivers are rising and are expected reach flood stage by the weekend.
If you come upon water that is covering a roadway, “Turn Around Don’t Drown”.
Rain will carry into Thursday afternoon before drying out late. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Friday through the weekend will be bright and cool initially. Saturday and Sunday mornings will be frosty with a light freeze in some areas, too. Milder weather’s expected Sunday afternoon with a high in the 60s.
I’ll have an update on News 4 at 10pm.