Severe storm threat over; flooding remains possible

Severe storm threat over; flooding remains possible

The threat of strong/severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds will be ending in the Tennessee Valley as the line of storms moves off to the east onto Georgia.

Behind this line of storms, additional heavy rainfall will be possible, which could lead to potential flooding.

Flooding remains the main concern tonight with another 1-2 inches of rain being added to a very saturated ground and areas that already have flooding issued. A few locations could pick up higher amounts that could exceed 3 inches.

A flash flood watch will be in effect throughout the Tennessee Valley from 4 p.m. today through 6 a.m. tomorrow. Winds will pick up from the south, and thunderstorms tonight could bring wind gusts exceeding 50 mph.

High winds could blow trees down that are rooted in saturated soils. A few spin up tornadoes are possible as well.

SUBMIT STORM DAMAGE PHOTOS HERE

The cold front will work its way through from west to east tonight. The wind direction will shift to a northerly flow, filtering in cooler and drier air into the area

Early Thursday morning could have a few leftover showers, but the rest of the workweek will trend drier and cooler. Highs will go from the upper 60s today, down into the lower 50s tomorrow.

Valentine’s Day will be the coolest day this week, with temperatures at the start of the day in the upper 20s and highs in the lower 40s.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, though. Friday brings back plentiful sunshine with a full day of dry conditions.

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