Flash Flooding Remains Possible Tonight

Weather Update – 10:30 p.m. – Wednesday

A Flood Watch remains in effect through noon Thursday with more heavy rain at times tonight. Showers will continue the potential for flash flooding as additional 1-3″ of rain will fall overnight. Schools may be effected with closings and delays so tune into WBBJ for updates as those schedule changes will be scrolling at the bottom of our screen overnight.

Along with a potential for flash flooding tonight, temperatures will stay mild. At the coolest point of the night, we’ll be in the middle to upper 50s with light winds. The risk for severe weather remains low but one or two thunderstorms near the Tennessee-Mississippi border could produce gusty winds. Southwest Tennessee has a high risk for excessive rainfall that could lead to flash flooding overnight as well.

Rain will gradually get lighter Thursday morning and should taper off during the afternoon, but some area roads may still be flooded, so take caution. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s at the warmest point of the day. Rivers will continue to rise even after the rain stops and will likely crest later this week.

We’ll see a potential for below freezing temperatures to start the first weekend of March once skies clear out later this week. Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News as we track the showers and thunderstorms live on the Storm Tracker 7 Max Radar and keep up with Storm Team Weather Online too for more updates.

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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