Flood watches have now been extended southward and include a big portion of Alabama and northwest Georgia. We’re still looking at rainfall totals of 2-4″ across the plateau, with isolated locations possibly picking up a bit more. We’re at 58 degrees right now with a nice southwest wind at 10-15 mph. Models today have trended even wetter for next week, with decent rain chances every day next week. Get out and enjoy this weather while you can.
The good news is that temps will stay mild over the next week. Keep in mind that one inch of rain equals about 10 inches of snow. So, we would have been looking at 20-40 inches of snow this weekend, followed by one to three feet next week!!! It’s safe to say I would have had my big snow! (HAHA)
Seriously, though, be careful if you’re out and about this weekend. Flooded roads are nothing to scoff at. Flooding kills more people than any other severe weather hazard, and most of those folks die in cars.
By the way, my Kindergarten talk went great this morning! There was a mini me on the front row. He let me know first thing that, “I wanna see a big tornado!!!” Hang in there, kid, and you’re day will come.
You all have a great weekend and just plan an indoor weekend and stay dry.
I’ll have updates on the weekend flooding situation at https://meteorologistmark.com/ this weekend.