Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Rainy weekend ahead, flooding possible

Rainy weekend ahead, flooding possible

After a long week, there is a rainy weekend on the way. As a result, a FLOOD WATCH has been issued for the entire Tennessee Valley, starting tonight and lasting through Sunday. Overall, the main concern this weekend will be the potential for flooding rains. Expect showers and pockets of heavier rain through Saturday morning with temps in the 40s to start the day.

At first glance, the OH will be rising Sunday into Monday with a Tuesday crest below flood stage but high enough to back water into the Harris Riverfront amphitheater in Huntington and near the Racetrack in West Portsmouth.

All of Alabama could get at least one inch of rain through the next week, but many areas will get more. Rainfall amounts expected to range from 1.0 to 2.5 inches by Sunday evening.

A Flood Watch is out for this weekend in the western counties in the mountains. It includes Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan counties. A few isolated strong or severe storms are possible on Saturday, mainly over southwest Alabama.

The weather service in Mobile said the risk of severe weather is on the low side.

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