Heavy rain through the Shoals has prompted flooding concerns in Colbert and Franklin Counties. As much as 2 to 3 inches of rain have already fallen and an additional 1 to 2 inches will be possible through lunchtime. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING will be in effect until 11 AM as a result.
Looking forward to this afternoon and beyond, we will be drier to end the day under mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures remain warm and we may set a new record high temperature for the date of February 22. Friday will be mainly dry and warm yet again.
Forecast concern in the coming days centers around the cold front and potential for severe weather Saturday night and Sunday morning. At this point, the highest risk will be mainly west of I-65. Expect the threat for isolated tornadoes and damaging wind. Latest data suggests the highest risk will occur beween about 9 PM Saturday and 3 AM Sunday. Remember, this forecast can change as new data is available over time.