I guess we can say March came in like a lion with flooding rain. February no doubt ended on a wet note, setting a record for the 3rd rainiest February in Nashville weather history, 10.91″ of rain. That was just shy of the 2nd wettest with 10.95″ way back in the 1800s.
The rain is gone, but the water is not. Much of it is flowing into creeks and rivers. River flood warnings remain in effect for the following rivers:
Duck River at Shelbyville, Columbia and Centerville
Buffalo above Flat Woods and near Lobelville
Shoal Creek near Iron Town
Richland Creek above Pulaski
Cumberland River at Dover
Elk River at Prospect
Tennessee River at Clifton
These will all continue to rise for the next day or for some longer.
Tonight the sky will clear west to east. That along with a north wind will help the temperatures to fall to the 30s by morning.
But the sun will be back. 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 is expected Sunday afternoon. Wow what a weekend!
The next front does bring showers for Monday of next week and they will linger into Tuesday.
I’ll have an update on News 4 at 10pm.