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Heavy rains bring flooding concerns to Valley

HUNTSVILLE — Strong to severe storms are possible toward noon today into the early afternoon hours, the National Weather Service’s Huntsville office reported.

The rains could also bring flooding through Wednesday, the office said.

“Rainfall of one-half to one inch with locally higher amounts are possible and could cause some localized flash flooding today,” the forecast said. “River flooding will be the main concern through mid-week.

“Currently there are two rivers we expect to reach flood stage: Paint Rock at Woodville expected to crest at 17 feet Tuesday morning; Flint River at Brownsboro expected to crest just about flood stage at 17.5 feet late (tonight). But this is more uncertain given recent drop in river stage overnight.”

The rains are in advance of a cold front that could bring overnight temperatures approaching freezing and a chance of snow flurries, but nothing close to what paralyzed the area last month.

“A brief wintry mix for southern middle Tennessee could materialize this evening as the surface low moves into Kentucky and West Virginia on the backside of the low,” the weather service said. “However, at this time no impacts are expected with such warm ground temperatures in place. Though a minor dusting on grassy surfaces could occur in the southern middle Tennessee counties.”


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