Flooding continues across the Mid State this afternoon as another area of showers pushes through.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for most areas south of I-40 until 1pm-2pm, depending on where you are. Many roads in this area are still covered by high water from torrential rain overnight and this morning. If you encounter one of these roads, turn around and find another route.
4WARN Live Doppler Radar shows the last round of showers moving through, pushing toward the southeast. There are downpours embedded in this line. An additional 1/3″ of rain will likely fall as it moves through.
FUTURECAST shows the timing of this last round of rain. It should clear the Cumberland Plateau around sunset tonight.
As the rain moves out, in many cases rivers will continue to rise. Notice all the areas impacted by rivers at action or flood stage. The Duck at Columbia is flooding now. It actually rose 20 feet in just a 24 hour period! Flood Warnings continue for the Duck at Columbia and Centerville. Flood Warnings are also in effect for the Tennessee at Clifton, Savannah, and Perryville, the Buffalo near Lobelville, the Cumberland at Dover, Richland Creek above Pulaski, Shoal Creek near Iron City, and the Elk River at Prospect.
Some sunshine will even develop across our western counties this afternoon as drier air moves in on gusty northwesterly wind.
Much colder air takes over tonight. Tomorrow morning, temperatures will be in the 30s.
Be sure to watch Lisa Spencer today at 4pm. She’ll have an update on the water levels and will focus on the weekend, which looks beautiful!