Flash flooding concerns continue

Heavy rain and flooding are back in the weather headlines this morning.

Posted: Feb 22, 2019 7:37 AM
Updated: Feb 22, 2019 8:51 AM

Standing water is worsening as the rain persists across a large portion of the Tennessee Valley. Area creeks and rivers are rising still, with many in at least minor flood stage. We do see a small break in the rain as it becomes more intermittent this evening and most of tomorrow. However, flash flooding is likely again with a line of strong to severe storms late Saturday evening.

In addition to a burst of heavy rain, stronger storms can pack wind exceeding 70 mph and brief tornadoes are possible. Wind damage in the form of downed trees will occur more easily with highly saturated soil and weak root systems. Storms arrive in the Shoals as early as 7 PM and in Huntsville by 10 PM. They'll be exiting Sand Mountain after midnight. A few storms are possible ahead of the main line as well.

By Sunday, the rain is in our rear view mirror and we'll get a chance to dry out. Temperatures will be cooler and a few lingering clouds will hang on. Sunshine return Monday and rain chances are sparse through the entire next work week.

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