Flood Watch in Effect Until Tomorrow at 7PM

Clay Curtis
February 16, 2020

While the flash flood threat is still present, the overall threat for severe thunderstorms appears to be easing back.

This heavy rain combined with backlogged streams, rivers, and full reservoirs, makes Flash Flooding a growing concern. Two to four inches of rain is expected with local amounts approaching six inches. If there is any good news, this second system will push the stalled front north of our area across middle Tennessee, thus pushing the axis of heavier rainfall during the first half of Wednesday away from north Alabama. The storms are losing some of their energy, but they can still bring heavy rain as they begin to shift focus a little farther south toward I-20 and south of I-20 through midnight tonight. We've said the threat is for Wednesday, but realistically it's a late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning threat. Watch for high eater all week as an additional one to three inches are possible for rainfall through Friday. The additional rainfall we see midweek will become runoff as our soils can no longer hold any more water. Dry conditions hang around for Valentine's Day and much of Saturday.

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The National Weather Service has placed Lee County and the surrounding area under a flood watch starting on Feb 10 at 7am to Feb 11 at 7pm. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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